Pitching Kerala as an attractive business-friendly destination with robust fundamentals, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called on businesses to invest in the coastal state and push its growth across various sectors, especially manufacturing and services.
“Kerala is ready for investments and open to business,” Vijayan told a Diplomats Meet on ‘Vyapar 2017’ organised by the Kerala government and FICCI here yesterday.
The state government’s Department of Industries and Commerce is organising Vyapar 2017, the sixth edition of Kerala B2B Meet, in Kochi from February 2 to 4 next year.
“Kerala has already demonstrated its economic heft in highly specialised sectors like tourism, healthcare, information technology and food processing, among others. We have a clear agenda for development, a knowledge-based economy and highly-skilled manpower,” he added.
The B2B meet will boost branding of Kerala’s native products, improve their marketability and mobility in the global market and give the state’s manufacturing sector access to large markets outside its borders, he noted.