Working Capital

Working Capital focuses on the skills, employment and training issues crucial to the future prosperity of the Wellington region.

Developed by Victoria University, Grow Wellington and the Wellington Regional Strategy, it is a partnership between tertiary education, local government, and businesses with the aim of attracting, growing and retaining talent that is vital for emerging work opportunities in the region.

This cross-sector approach seeks to demonstrate that far from dying, Wellington is changing and already New Zealand’s strongest example of a region creating new economic value based on knowledge, creativity and talent.

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Research shows Wellington’s thriving digital sector 'nearly invisible'

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Wellington’s burgeoning digital sector is a major contributor to the region’s economy, yet it flies too much under the radar compared to other key sectors such as film and tourism according to a Victoria University report Wellington's Digital Sector: Growing Under the Radar, released in October 2015.

Students from Victoria’s School of Management interviewed 140 business owners, managers and employees from 50 Wellington digital companies during late 2014.

Project leader Dr Richard Norman says Wellington’s digital sector is a major success story of the last decade, and this report explores challenges faced by companies in attracting, retaining, and developing staff. Read more.