Tamil Nadu has a diversified manufacturing sector and features among the leaders in several industries like automobiles & components, engineering, pharma, garments & textile products, leather products, chemicals & plastics, etc. It ranks first among the states in terms of number of factories and industrial workers. Due to its achievements as an auto production hub, it has been dubbed as the "Detroit of India".It has well developed infrastructure with an excellent road and rail network, three major ports, 23 minor ports, and seven airports across the state providing excellent connectivity. Roads & highways, ports, railways, education and healthcare are likely to see major investments. Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (TIDCO), State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT), Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation Limited (TIIC), and Tamil Nadu Small Industries Development Corporation Limited (TANSIDCO) are jointly developing industrial infrastructure in the state.

Capital | Population Chennai | 67.86 million
State GDP & Growth Rate – GDP State GDP is around UDS $ 14 billion and the growth rate is approx. 14.22%.
Per capita income The per capita income ranges from US $ 1870 to 1880
Political Scenario The Government of Tamil Nadu is the governing authority for the state of Tamil Nadu. The current ruling party is All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) which was elected in the year of 2011.
Key Sectors / Industries Textiles, heavy commercial vehicles, automobile and auto components, engineering, IT and ITeS, cement, banking and financial services, drugs and pharmaceuticals, electronic hardware and tourism
Emerging markets / opportunities
  • - Software & Electronics
  • - Agro and Food Processing
  • - Automobile Sector
  • - Biotechnology
  • - Chemicals and Petrochemicals Agro and Food Processing
Business Scenario /Government Initiatives
  • TIDCO has proposed to set up a sector-specific SEZ for the engineering sector on about 280 acres of land, at an estimated cost of around US$ 219.0 million in Phase-1 of the project. The state government has set up industrial estates and common effluent treatment plants for the leather cluster.
  • In order to attract more investment in hardware manufacturing, the state has set up an expert committee with representatives from the industry to evaluate the potential and advise the government on the way forward. The government of Tamil Nadu plans to set up a textile park. The textile park would be an export-oriented facility and is aimed at increasing the pace of industrialisation.

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