To grow business to grow the Coast
Development West Coast (DWC) is the regional economic development agency for the West Coast region. DWC's objectives are to promote employment opportunities and generate sustainable economic benefits for the West Coast. We aim to achieve this by investing in businesses and regional development projects that will benefit the West Coast now and in the future.
Achieving our Objective
Since inception, DWC has been involved in, invested and supported numerous projects and businesses throughout the West Coast in an endeavour to promote employment and generate sustainable economic benefits in the West Coast.
Old West Coast school converted into luxury apartments
The old school in Reefton has been converted into fully furnished luxury apartments to help address the accommodation shortage.Learn more
Local business gives back to their backyard
Tash and Cliff Goodwin from Glacier Valley Eco Tours are passionate about their backyard. With the borders closed due to Covid-19, they have quietly been working together with other businesses and organisations to maintain and enhance their local environment.Learn more
We're recruiting - Maori Business Capability Advisor
DWC is seeking a Maori Business Capability Advisor to join the team.Learn more
Getting going with Wikipedia editing - Dr Mike Dickison
DWC is teaming up with Dr Mike Dickison for the West Coast Wikipedian at Large project. Join this online workshop to learn how to contribute to the project by editing and writing Wikipedia articles.Learn more