The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment delivers policy, services, advice, and regulation to support the growth of their businesses. The MBIE was founded on July 1, 2012, as a merger between the Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Department of Labour, and Department of Building and Housing. The four agencies involved in the creation of MBIE were chosen to support the organization's business agendas.
MBIE was developed to shape and deliver a strong economy in New Zealand, while ensuring safe and secure workplaces, ensuring businesses have access to the skills they need and the demand for skills is matched with supply, to develop and support a high-performing science and innovation system, support the development of efficient and effective infrastructure, and enhance the value of New Zealand's natural resources.
MBIE supports a range of portfolios, including Māori economic development, building and construction, tourism and regional development, labor science, enterprise, innovation, and investment. The organization also provides advice and support to Crown entities, board appointments, and secretariat services.
In August 2019, Carolyn Tremain became the chief executive of MBIE. Formerly, Tremain was the chief executive of the New Zealand Customs Service.