Work in Marlborough
There is strength in the diversity of Marlborough’s people. This is a place with a rich, shared narrative and strong sense of community. The past and the future, and its connection with the natural environment, shapes our sense of this place and each other.
Marlborough’s industry sectors
More than 50 percent of Marlborough’s economic activity originates from the land and the ocean.
The biggest economic drivers are the wine and viticulture, aquaculture, farming, food and fibre, and forestry and wood processing industries. These sectors live side-by-side with a healthy visitor economy.
Emerging sectors include technology and innovation — primarily agritech solutions — medical cannabis, and the screen and creative industries.
The economy is supported by established engineering and manufacturing industries as well as construction and professional services sectors.
A big industry shared across the Te Tauihu with Nelson/Tasman is the ‘blue economy’ which includes kai moana (seafood) and aquaculture. Marlborough also provides an exciting setting for the aviation sector.
Connect with local industry groups
For more information on the industries that support work in Marlborough go to:
- Aquaculture, Marine Farming Association
- Aviation, Aerospace Industry Group
- Farming, Federated Farmers
- Food, Feast Marlborough and Marlborough Farmers' Market
- Forestry, Top of the South Wood Council
- Technology and innovation, Marlborough Tech & Innovation Hub
- Screen, Screen Marlborough
- Tourism, Destination Marlborough
- Wine / Viticulture, Marlborough Wine