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.
West Coast Mayors, Chairs and Iwi ministerial briefing to new government
Regional leaders from West Coast Councils, Iwi and Development West Coast have prepared a ministerial briefing document for the new government outlining several key areas to support the West Coast’s future economic growth.Learn more
Paparoa predator control partnership attracts funding to preserve natural biodiversity
An effort to preserve native wildlife and habitats on the West Coast has received a significant boost through a collaboration between the Motukiekie Wilderness Trust, Paparoa Wildlife Trust and the Rainy Creek Ecological Restoration Trust.Learn more
Hokitika Business Development 1:1 Sessions - 28 February
Book an appointment to meet with DWC's business support team in Hokitika on 28 February.Learn more
Westport Business Development 1:1 Sessions - 6 March
Book an appointment to meet with DWC's business support team in Westport on 6 March.Learn more