The Council is serious about creating vibrant, strong communities and stimulating economic development. We're also here to help our business sector however we can, so contact us with your new idea, business venture or expansion plans; we're here to help. Our Economic Development focus "It's entrepreneurs and business people that create jobs by establishing and investing in businesses on the Coromandel. Our mission is to create an environment for the private sector to invest capital in our district". Aquaculture and tourism infrastructure. We know compliance and regulation are a problem for many businesses, we are reducing red tape and are working on reducing the costs of compliance. We will account manage key industries, opportunities and large businesses through 'the system' where possible so our customers have one point of contact within our organisation. We want to see more non-residents living here and visiting us more often, a growth in visitor numbers and permanent population. We will be focusing on improving transport corridors to the Coromandel by land and sea The development this year of an Economic Development and Events Strategy We have a few 'anchor projects' we are working on to create an even better environment for economic development including: the Coromandel Great Walk, a Discovery Centre at Kopu, Aquaculture wharf expansion, Hauraki Rail Trail (Stage 2 Kopu - Kaiaua) and an investigation into ferry wharfing infrastructure at Coromandel Town. We have a 2012 Ten Year Plan (LTP) focused on building a StrongerCoromandel Projects on the go and coming up We also have a huge amount of upcoming projects and projects already "on the go" as part of our 2012 Ten Year Plan programme. Check them out here. Key account managers (business brokers) Contact us about your business idea, new venture or expansion plans, we can meet with you to discuss them and then work on a pathway forward with you. General enquiries Benjamin Day, Economic Development and Communications Manager Thames and Coromandel Town Greg Hampton, Area Manager Whangamata, Tairua and Pauanui Garry Towler, Area Manager Mercury Bay and Whitianga Sam Marshall, Area Manager We also have three Community Development Officers based at our Area Offices in Thames, Whitianga and Whangamata who work with community groups, business associations and individuals to get projects and initiatives underway and completed on the Coromandel! Our Council is totally committed to vibrant communities! Council Services The Council provides dozens of services that are crucial to the success of the Coromandel for its visitors, investors, businesses and residents. Of course we deliver effective wastewater, water, stormwater, roading and rubbish services, but we also provide other services vital to retain and attract investment, including: Airfields Boat ramps and wharfs Business growth fund Community Halls Libraries Parks, Playgrounds, Reserves and Sports Fields Roads Rubbish and recycling Water services Stay in touch Sign up to our economic development eNewsletters here (click the economic development box) and stay in touch with economic development news on the Coromandel.