Our Partnership

The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is proud to partner with NxtStep to connect our region's businesses to a platform that allows them to showcase their internship and graduate opportunities directly to an engaged audience. 

We know that the biggest barrier to business growth is access to the right talent and skills. We believe this partnership is a unique way to connect businesses in the region with a platform that is targeted at a large and specific talent pool - graduates and those looking for their career role. 

We're excited to show tertiary graduates who are already in the region, or those considering a move, the career and lifestyle opportunities that are available in our city and region, from buying a first home or property investment, which can be accelerated here, compared to larger cities

Who is CEDA? 
 
CEDA exists to drive and facilitate the creation and growth of economic wealth in Palmerston North and Manawatū, across three strategic pillars of people, place and business.
 
Our partnerships and programmes of work are all centred around our three core focus areas: developing our talent pipeline, business expansion and retention, and attracting national and international investment. All of this is underpinned by the work we do in profiling our region for its competitive lifestyle advantages as a brilliant place for people, business and investment.