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Regional Growth Study News Update #7
Welcome to the latest Bay of Plenty Growth Study update.
After much consultation with the region, including a validation forum held in Taneatua on 25 August, the draft RGS Action Plan has now been submitted to Central Government.
Government officials are now working with Ministers to agree on areas of the action plan where Government can best assist us in growing jobs, incomes and investment opportunities over the short to medium term.
The official regional launch date and location will be confirmed by Ministers shortly. We will keep you informed of progress as details are finalised.
RFP – Innovation strategy
Bay of Connections is investigating a new strategy for the region. The proposed Innovation Strategy would support the ongoing growth and development of business and industries in the wider Bay of Plenty, as well as specifically enable actions in the RGS.
Bay of Connections is seeking an innovation industry expert to complete phase one – to scope the potential shape and nature of the proposed strategy, including what the strategy might deliver and what success would look like.
RFPs are now being sought from either individuals or consultancy teams.
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Cheryl Lewis (nee MacGregor)
Bay of Connections portfolio manager
Monday, September 14, 2015