Business Associations and Support

Business Associations on the Coromandel Peninsula

We recommend joining a business association or making contact with one to help you with advice, to get a good understanding of the district and to establish valuable business networks.


Soda: Waikato Region’s Regional Business Partner Provider

Soda helps businesses grow. We have the right people, experience, tools, resources and connections to make a tangible impact for you and your business. As the Waikato region’s RBP provider, we have specialist Business Growth Advisors available to help business owners and key managers identify needs and opportunities to grow their business. We can provide advice, information, referrals and connections to businesses seeking support for their growth journey.

If you need business advice and support book an appointment with a Business Growth Advisor or register online here and they will contact you.

Phone: +64 7 974 9111


Te Waka - Waikato Regional Development Agency

Te Waka is a business-led and governed organisation established to drive economic growth in the Waikato.

Te Waka is all about helping the Waikato reach its full potential. Our objectives are to:

  • Lift economic performance across the Waikato region.
  • Attract, retain and grow investment, talent and business across the region.
  • Champion and lead the region’s collective voices for economic and business needs and opportunities.

Te Waka works in partnership with economic development, iwi, business, government and community organisations to progress investments and opportunities that will lead to sustainable economic growth.

Council Business Support

If you have a business idea, new venture or expansion plans, our Economic Development Team can meet with you to discuss them and work on a pathway forward with you. 

Mitch King - Economic Development Lead

Ph: 027 227 5743

Jessica Black - Economic Development Adviser

Ph: 027 328 0092

Lisa Church - Economic Development Adviser
Currently on maternity leave

Ph: 021 064 8414