Doing business in Gore

If you want to do business in Gore there are a number of organisations and resources worth knowing about to help you settle in and succeed

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GoRetail is a support network for retailers in the District and encourages consumers to shop local.

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Great South

Great South is Southland's regional development agency. 

We're focused on making sure that the place we all so proudly call home is contemporary, connected and able to compete at a national level when it comes to being recognised as the best place to live, work and play. To do this, we will aim to: 

  • Diversify the economy 
  • Grow innovative business
  • Create exciting jobs 
  • Grow the population

Recognising the importance of collaboration, Great South works alongside councils and both public and private sector representatives to drive regional growth. 

For more information about business support and investment, contact the Business Team at Great South.

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Eastern Southland Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is Invercargill based but there are activities in the Gore District throughout the year.


Southland Chamber of Commerce provides a platform for member businesses to showcase their workplace, services and products to other Chamber members through Business After Five (BA5) events. These events also offer excellent networking opportunities among business owners and help galvanise the local business community.

To find out more about Eastern Southland Chamber members search our member directory.

For more information please contact:

Joanne O’Connor | Membership

Eastern Southland |


Gore Young Professionals

If you’re under 35 or in your first 15 years of working life, Gore Young Professionals could be for you.

It aims for young people to take an active role in the community, and promotes personal development and networking opportunities through social occasions.