|Discover Marlborough's Business & Technology
Marlborough is one of New Zealand's most innovative, vibrant and successful regional economies. The region is showing the way in areas as diverse as tourism and aeronautical
engineering, wine production and marine farming. The diversity of our business environment reflects the expansive vision of the Marlborough's business people and the vast
potential of the region.
Located near the geographic centre of New Zealand, Marlborough has reliable transport facilities and plentiful natural resources making it an attractive base for a diverse
range of business opportunities, from forestry, agriculture, viticulture and aquaculture to manufacturing and tourism.
Marlborough's economic development strategy focuses on the region's core capabilities, ensuring Marlborough continues to develop a strong and sustainable economy for the
future. The region has a stable and productive work force with excellent training facilities and services.
Marlborough has a well-established and extensive infrastructure that has been developed over many years. The province is particularly well located with easy access to other
areas of New Zealand and beyond, by road, sea or air.
Much of the South Island's freight passes through the region, and is shipped to and from Picton, where there is also a specialist deep-water port.
State Highway 1, the main road transport artery running through both islands of New Zealand, and the main railway trunk line pass through Picton, Blenheim and Kaikoura. The
region's main airport at Woodbourne, near Blenheim.