Economy and insights

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is the powerhouse of New Zealand’s economy, home to diverse and progressive industries.

Our wide range of research, insights, and Auckland’s Future, Now events explore the challenges and opportunities of growing our region's economy and how we can make Auckland a desirable place to live, work, invest and do business. 


Enriching cultural and economic life in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

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Latest research and insights

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Monthly Auckland Destination Overview (August 2023)

Published October 2023 for the period ending August 2023.

Mitigating climate change in New Zealand: impacts on Auckland’s economy

This insights report presents key findings from research quantifying the economic impact of the New Zealand Climate Change Commission’s national emissions reduction pathways in Auckland.

Areas examined in the insights report include GDP impacts and opportunities for Auckland; how jobs across the region could change in the transition to low carbon; and the importance of equitable transition plans.

This research is important because while national emissions reduction policies have an impact at a local level, they don’t necessarily consider regional economic factors.

The State of the City: Benchmarking Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s international performance 2023 

The State of the City study compares Auckland’s performance against global peer cities, to help us understand where we thrive, compete and can grow.

The report benchmarks Auckland across key pillars of opportunity and prosperity, innovation and knowledge, culture and experience, and place and connectivity.

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Auckland Index

The Auckland Index is a snapshot of New Zealand’s global city. It offers an interactive, data-driven look into what makes our economy tick and a glimpse into the Auckland of the future.

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