Cochin (Kochi) is a coastal city that lies within the district of Ernakulam and is located in the state of Kerala. This is the second most important port city on the western coast of India and is the commercial capital of the State. Called the "Queen of the Arabian Sea", Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century onward and maintained a trade network with Arab merchants.
Kochi city is also a part of Greater Cochin region and is classified as a B-1 grade city by the Government of India, making it the highest graded city in the state. The city is well equipped with social infrastructure coupled with road, metro rail (first tier 2 city in India operating a Metro railway system) and water transport systems. Kochi offers the right decision drivers to set up and operate businesses in a cost-effective manner. The success in attracting knowledge-based companies to setup operations in the city by business-friendly policies and initiatives with a commitment to the creation of 1,500 acres of IT Infrastructure within its new IT Hub make the city one of the big investment location for the foreign as well as local investors. Smart City Kochi’s masterplan is to become one of India’s largest IT based Township. The township provides a multitude of business opportunities and support centers for residential, commercial, hospitality, retail and healthcare, institutional and recreational facilities making the city one of the business potential destination for the investors.
Major Industries Include – Chemical, Ship Building, Oil Refining, Information Technology, Electronics, Retail, Chemical, Fertilisers, Machine Tools, Metals and Minerals