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 (November 2023)

Published February 2024 for the period ending November 2023.

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

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.

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.

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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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