scoop.co.nz 22 Mar, 2021 22:15 am

Wellington named as a “place of the future … going to be very, very big”

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March 22, 2021 Business, Latest Headlines, Politics, PressRelease News from Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Wellington has been recognised as one of 21 Places of the Future which are fuelling the birth of a new economy dubbed the “fourth industrial revolution”.The report also noted that Wellington “can teach other places readying for the fourth industrial revolution” about having physical space for “smart growth” (in the Hutt Valley), recalibrating immigration by being open to the “world’s unorthodox – and most talented” people and being on the “cutting edge of democratic values”.” Wellington’s flourishing craft beer scene and the thriving Martinborough wine region was praised by Cognizant for “providing all the ingredients to foster a hipster’s paradise”.Destination Wairarapa General Manager Anna Neilson says the Martinborough wine sector is a terrific example of the enterprise and innovation n the region.

Robert Brown, Vice President of the Cognizant Future of Work, says the report is a map to the future.Wellington Mayor Andy Foster believes the report is spot on with its view of Wellington within a global community of cities that share an appetite to create – or recreate – a future by offering humans the work of the future.

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