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Tamil Nadu at a glance

Tamil Nadu, located on the south-eastern coast of India, is a well-known and diversified industrial state of India. The state, a significant contributor to the Indian economy, has witnessed spectacular economic growth for decades. It has become the second largest economic powerhouse in India and has become one of the most sought-after investment destinations due to its strategic location, conducive business environment, state-of-the-art infrastructure, proactive governance and favourable ecosystem.

Tamil Nadu has

  • 2nd longest coastline in India
  • 4 large and 22 minor sea ports
  • 4 International & 2 Domestic Airports
  • 5,324 km of National Highways, 11,830 km of State Highways, 46,496 km of District roads and 1,49,446 km of Rural roads
  • 14.8 TBps of available bandwidth


Tamil Nadu ranks

  • in terms of Industrial Performance in India
  • in investment potential in India as per Frost and Sullivan March 2018 report
  • in number of factories in India
  • in number of persons employed in India
  • in annual turnout of skilled manpower in India
  • in number of operational special economic zones in India
  • in India in NCAER State Investment Potential Index 2018
  • in India in terms of educational attainment
  • in India in Economic Development Index 2017 as per Frost and Sullivan Report – March 2018
  • in healthcare in India
  • in delivering Good Governance (Public Affairs Index 2018)
  • in total number of MSME units in India
  • in FDI inflows into India (7.7% of India’s total FDI inflow in 2017-18)
  • in India in terms of exports(9.8% of India’s total exports)


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Tamil Nadu Industrial Guidance & Export Promotion Bureau
( Industries Department - Govt. of Tamil Nadu )
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