The Government is refreshing its Business Growth Agenda. It has asked the question:
“What would a successful New Zealand economy look like in 2030?”
These are its responses to that question:
- A market based economy that reflects Kiwi attributes – agile, resourceful, innovative and world beating.
- Our businesses add greater value to their goods and services – attracting a premium from our natural resources, intellectual edge and industry know-how.
- We are more internationally connected to reduce the impacts of distance, and seen as a real hub of talent and ideas for the Asia-Pacific region.
- An economy where all regions and our people have the opportunity to grow and prosper.
- We are one of the most highly-skilled countries in the world, with ambitious global leaders who make the best of our diversity of talents and ideas.
An economy like this would grow our productivity and our incomes, and deliver real and ongoing improvements in the quality of life for all New Zealanders.
It is hard to argue with any of this from a business perspective, but please let me know if you think they are “on track” or have missed something obvious.