Development West Coast (DWC) works alongside stakeholders to assist and identify potential opportunities for the creation, development and innovation of business and industry.
DWC’s involvement ranges from desktop research to identifying new and emerging opportunities, supporting industry body initiatives, facilitating research projects, regional promotion, and leveraging funds to attract investment.
DWC approves $5m Glacier Country Business Support Fund
Development West Coast (DWC) trustees have approved a $5 million Glacier Country Business Support Fund (GCBSF) in response to the current crisis in Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and the surrounding settlements.Learn more
New Zealand Institute of Minerals to Materials Research
DWC support for cutting edge research institute.Learn more
As the regional economic development agency, DWC is leveraging its funds to attract investment into the West Coast. DWC has worked with key stakeholders on business cases, feasibility studies and funding applications for projects that have helped attract significant investment into the region.
The West Coast has been identified by Central Government as a ‘surge-region’ for early investment. Through working together, the West Coast has secured over $277m in government funding for projects through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) and other government funding streams.
Events play an important role in our communities; not only do they attract visitors whose spending contributes to our economy, they promote the region as an attractive place to live, work and play. Over the past year DWC has contributed to a variety of West Coast events,.
Support for Gold Trail and Ride the Wilderness race events
DWC helps sponsor race eventsLearn more