We know our future lies in being open and outward looking. We need international markets and partnerships to grow and ensure more jobs and better opportunities and public services for New Zealanders. Our focus is on building ties that will grow our economy.

We will continue to encourage businesses to grow and to support ongoing diversification of the economy. We will continue to support our exporters and we will aggressively promote New Zealand to the world.

Regional New Zealand will continue to be critical contributors to our plan and national economy. We will continue to ensure that our regions are as productive and innovative as they can be to improve regional living standards, but also lift our national exports and increase wealth throughout New Zealand.