Driving the South

Invercargill is the business hub and centre of Southland. We offer several support services for anyone looking to establish a new or existing business in our city.

Driving the South

Invercargill is the business hub and centre of Southland. We offer several support services for anyone looking to establish a new or existing business in our city.

Venture Southland is Southland's business, tourism, economic development and events agency.  It has a Business Support Team that works with individuals, businesses and groups to provide business resources, business mentoring and business training.  It manages the Business Mentors' New Zealand Programme for the Southland region and is also the local contact for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).  MBIE provides regional business support through Research and Development funding. Visit the Venture Southland website for more information.

The Southland Chamber of Commerce is part of the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce & Industry network, which has more than 22,000 members nationwide. The Chamber's main objectives are to help local members improve their business and ensure members can operate in a business friendly, progressive environment.  To contact the Chamber phone (03) 218 7188, email office@commercesouth.com or visit the Southland Chamber of Commerce website.

The Invercargill City Council provides a number of services to business - from food, alcohol and health certification and licensing, to building consents, resource consents, water, waste disposal and sewerage.
To contact the Council phone (03) 2111 777 or visit the Invercargill City Council website.

Land for industrial development
To make it easy for businesses to become established in Invercargill, the Invercargill City Council has taken a lead role to establish unencumbered land at Awarua that is suitable for heavy industrial development, whilst minimising environmental effects in the region, to counter the previous shortage of "ready to use" large-scale industrial areas in Southland.
For more information contact : Dean Johnston, Chief Executive, Invercargill City Property Limited
Email: Dean.johnston@icpl.co.nz