Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Collaborate Canterbury

CECC has recognised for a long time the importance of building scale in post-earthquake Christchurch to optimise rebuild activity.

We think it is a good idea to have local companies with the capacity to identify commercial rebuild opportunities, working with companies outside Christchurch to build scale.

Together with other stakeholders we initiated “Collaborate Canterbury” to facilitate companies working better together.

We have just assessed the difference this intervention has made over the past year and it makes interesting reading.

We have had 566 business engagements from outside the region.

299 local businesses have sought external engagement.

In a relatively short time frame we have achieved 32 actual successful collaborations.

Having this capability has proven to be very valuable. We are now at the stage where we are looking at how we can continue to create value in this space, recognising that what we will do in the future will be different to what has been done to date. 

This is yet  another example of something novel coming out of the rebuild.

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