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Why is Technology Valley what it is?
The focus of Technology Valley is on lifting the GDP of the Hutt Valley and the whole Wellington region. So what are the latest growth figures for Lower Hutt?
Lower Hutt's economic performance during the year to March 2014 and previous years. All GDP estimates are measured in constant 2010 prices.
GDP measured $4,796m, up 1.0% from a year earlier. New Zealand GDP increased by 2.5% over the same period.
Economic growth averaged 0.8%pa over the 10 years compared with an average of 1.8pa in the national economy.
Lower Hutt accounted for 2.3% of national GDP in 2014.