A business capability database, listing 207 Southland-based
companies, has been launched to assist with the rebuilding of
The Southland Supply Initiative, spearheaded by Venture
Southland, was put forward as a way in which labour, products
and services from the region would be utilised in the
The online portal sets out the businesses' background
information and allows additional businesses to register
interest to become involved in the project.
The database highlighted Southland-based business capacity to
project managers and contractors seeking to provide services
in Christchurch, Venture Southland chief executive officer
Paul Casson said.
Venture Southland recently engaged with New Zealand Trade and
Enterprise's Industry Capability Network, local government
and project management companies in Christchurch to provide
updates on the initiative.
Last year, Mr Casson attended a Collaborate Canterbury event
facilitated by the Canterbury Development Corporation and
Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce.
Using those connections, the database would be promoted to
all relevant people, organisations and businesses in
Canterbury to ensure they were informed of ''Southland's
Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce chief executive
Peter Townsend welcomed the initiative, saying the scale of
the rebuilding required using resources outside the city to