Eastern Cape Invest

Opportunities exist in key sectors (link to sector page)

The Eastern Cape economy, with its improving infrastructure credentials, guided by robust planning, is helping to improve the province’s prospects.

Part of this strategy is to improve the province’s value proposition as strategic investment destination.  Investors are being lured by the benefits which the industrial development zones and sectors like agriculture, renewable energy offer.

In order to further activate these opportunities, the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environment Affairs and Tourism is strategically growing and mitigating the structural constraints of the province.

Along with this, the department is tasked to:

·         Diversify the industrial base

·         Grow the manufacturing sector

·         Diversify the manufacturing sector to include the development of strong supply and value chain linkages to agriculture and agro-processing

·         Promote the agriculture sector, which has high growth potential, especially in the eastern part of the province

·         Develop the Eastern Cape’s tourism potential

·         Promote the linkages into other sectors with growth potential

·         Promote the linkages into other sectors with growth potential

·         Promote the regional linkages.

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The department, together with its other public entities such as Coega, the East London industrial development zone Coega, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation Coega, and theEastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency Coega, promotes opportunities within targeted sectors in the Eastern Cape.