YEA Data Points

Te Matapaeroa 2019 – looking toward the horizon

“Māori-owned businesses represent 6% of such businesses across New Zealand. This suggests there is substantial growth potential for Māori small and medium sized enterprise (SME) within the overall economy.”

Sustained investment in Māori businesses and capability building is needed to continue the growth of the Māori economy and Māori participation in the New Zealand economy.

Te Matapaeroa (2019) research outlines the number and breadth of economically significant Māori-owned businesses and provides a clearer picture of the contribution of Māori to the wider economy.

Māori-owned businesses could be the key to improving labour market equity.