Porirua's strategic location
This page talks about Porirua’s strategic location within the wider Wellington region and its potential customer base.
View of Porirua's CBD from above Colonial Knob showing city centre, harbour and State Highway 1 running through the centre.
A great business location
Porirua City is strategically located in the heart of the Wellington region and is linked by State Highway 1 and the main trunk line. With easy access to both the North and South islands, Porirua is the ideal location for businesses needing hassle-free distribution to the rest of the country.
Not only is the city situated on the major North/South transport route but it also provides a hub for the wider region's East/West connections through State Highway 58.
And when you need to get to Wellington airport or the port, both are just a 20 minute drive away.
Access to Wellington region’s customer base and skilled labour force
The Wellington region is home to more than 470,000 people, providing your business with a strong customer base as well as a source of employees. Porirua City is within easy reach of Wellington, the Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast, and many who live in these areas enjoy a short commute to Porirua for work.
The region has a high percentage of people with a post-school qualification and the average income in Porirua is more than $62,000 - higher than the Wellington region and national average.
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