Kerala, Investment opportunities in potential sectors like Manufacturing, Logistics, Industrial infrastructure, Marketing Hubs, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Bio Technology, Knowledge based industries, Healthcare, Retail etc. are expected to be 50,000 core INR or 7 billion US dollars.
Cochin, also known as Kochi, is called “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. It is located on the west coast of India facing the Arabian Sea. Cochin is famous for tourism and its busy harbour complex. Cochin is one of the major seaports of the country. The twin city of Ernakulam is a commercial centre and is surrounded by the many isles of Fort Vypin, Willingdon Island and Bolgatty Island. By the volume of trade done is Cochin, it is rightly called the economical capital of Kerala. Kerala's only stock exchange market is located at Cochin.
Major business sectors in Cochin include seafood, spice export, fishing industry, tourism, IT, gold and textile retailing, and banking. Cochin is the headquarters of the primary training centre of the Indian Navy. Cochin International Airport is the busiest airport in India and the largest in Kerala. It handles both domestic and international flights. Private boat jetties also offer various boat services.
This city is a major exporter of spices, and black pepper is globally traded here. Cochin port handles the import and export of cargo at its terminal. The international container transshipment terminal at Cochin, which is the first in the country, is expected to be a huge transshipment port in India.
Cochin part of the Ernakulam district, is a dynamic city situated in the South-West coast of India. It is the largest urban agglomeration and second largest city in the state of Kerala. Cochin emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of the state. The city comes under the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) and consists of one of the 12 major ports of India. Cochin city provides many advantages for industries such as ease of transportation by road, rail, low coast backwater transport, Cochin Port, International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT). Specific infrastructure to promote business and industrial cluster have been developed like Cochin Special Economic Zone and Kalamassery Industrial Area.
Heavy traffic congestion has necessitated the development of a metro rail system in Cochin. The new metro system will reduce traffic congestion, while providing safe and rapid transportation to commuters.The state government has played a pivotal role in promoting the IT/ITeS technology parks in Cochin.
The Cochin-Muziris Biennale seeks to invoke the latent cosmopolitan spirit of the modern metropolis of Kochi and its mythical past, Muziris, and create a platform that will introduce contemporary international visual art theory and practice to India, showcase and debate new Indian and international aesthetics and art experiences and enable a dialogue among artists, curators, and the public.
LuLu International Shopping Mall is a shopping mall located in Cochin, Kerala. It is one of the largest shopping mall in India.
Cochin International Airport is the first airport in India developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model and world’s first and only fully Solar Powered Airport. It is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala. It is also the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of international traffic and eighth busiest overall.