We often speak to people from outside of Manawatu - this interests them
When choosing where to live, work, play or even invest, a little bit of research goes a long way. We are very lucky that our Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) coordinate and share some of this for the region's benefit.
Here is something that really shows why people are escaping expensive metro locations (like Auckland and Tauranga) to move to Manawatu.
CEDA recently sent their June 2017 e-Newsletter with some updates on their team including: their newly appointed CEO Linda Stewart, profiling Karen Blair, sharing what's coming up to visit and do in the region, and what they are doing to profile Palmerston North City and Brand Manawatu.
As recruitment specialists, we spotted a key piece of the answer to the question "Why should I live and work in Manawatu?"
Using well-researched and valid statistics from MBIE, PNCC, QV and STATISTICS NZ they compared:
- Housing Affordability at March 2016
- Rent Affordability at March 2016
- House Values for the year ending May 2017
The great news is that the figures show Manawatu is not only more affordable to buy a home, but renting a house is also cheaper, and investing in a house in Manawatu is worth considering as house values are climbing at a rate faster than the national average.
Don't just take our word for it - download the CEDA report for yourself here or do more research on living, working and playing in Manawatu at CEDA's website.
Congratulations to Linda Stewart and the team at CEDA for collating and sharing this sort of information. It's also a good time to mention Peter Crawford from PNCC for his ongoing production of regional economic reports.