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Welcome to Tamil Nadu

Home of Thriving Opportunities

We are your Partner in Progress, the most business-friendly state in the country. Home to over 80 of the Global Fortune 500 companies and leading conglomerates.

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2nd Largest Contributor to India's GDP

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4 International Airports

2 Domestic Airports

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4 Major Sea Ports

19 Minor Sea Ports

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4 Major Sea Ports

19 Minor Sea Ports

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4 International Airports

2 Domestic Airports

Roadway

253,510 km Roadways in the State

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Invest, Innovate and Create in Tamil Nadu

Guidance, Tamil Nadu is the designated nodal agency for Investment Promotion and facilitating single window approvals for industries.

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Business-Friendly Environment and Supportive Government.
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Diverse Talent Pool with Right Expertise.
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Access to Fast Growing Market.
Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow
The epicenter of ancient global maritime trade, it is the cultural hub of the cosmopolitan community. A global leader in manufacturing, it is endowed with a highly skilled workforce and best-in-class infrastructure. A strategic location to access South East Asia, it is the crucial node in the land-sea corridors connecting the eastern world.
32 GW
Installed Capacity
49
Operational SEZs
15 TB
Largest Bandwidth
550+
Engineering Colleges
4
Industrial Corridors
39
Industrial Clusters
Tamil Nadu Leading the Nation
Tamil Nadu is the India's 2nd Largest Economy and 3rd Largest Exporting State, contributing 8.95% to India's net Exports.
First
  • Good Governance Index.
  • Highest Number of Factories in India.
  • Number of Operational Special Economic Zones in India.
  • Annual Turnout of Skilled Manpower in India.
Second
  • Largest Electronics Manufacturing Hub in India.
  • NITI Aayog's SDG Index 2020-21.
  • Educational Attainment.
  • Economic Development Index 2017 as per Frost and Sullivan Report March 2018.
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Sunrise Sector

Aerospace & Defence
Creating an integrated ecosystem covering design, engineering, manufacturing and more, Tamil Nadu is fast emerging as the defence and aerospace manufacturing hub. It will also be home to the first proposed Defence Industrial Corridor. The state houses several defence manufacturing PSUs and ordinance factories which now has led to numerous SMEs forming the supply chain in the defence related products.Sector specific incentive support will be provided.
  • Investments of approximately INR 3,100 crores have been announced in the Tamil Nadu Defense Corridor.
  • A 250 acres established TIDCO Aerospace Park (expandable to 500 acres)
  • An Aircraft MRO (Maintenance Repair Overhauling) facility in Krishnagiri and an upcoming MRO facility in Chennai will further catalyze Industry growth.
120+ Aerospace Component Manufacturing companies
700+ Suppliers to Defence PSUs
Renewable Energy Components Manufacturing
With a total installed capacity of 16 GW and contributing nearly 17.2 percent of the total renewable power generation,Tamil Nadu is the leader in the Renewable Energy sector in the country.
  • Tamil Nadu ranks 9th at the Global level in net share of Wind Energy in total Power generation.
  • Has the highest Renewable Energy capacity in India, standing at 16 GW
  • Endowed with four Prominent passes having high Wind Potential.
  • Upcoming 500 MW Solar Park at Kadaladi, Ramanathapuram District.
  • 9000 MW target Solar Energy generation by 2023
>16GW Total Installed Capacity
>8GW Wind Power Generation
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Resources to Help You Set-up and Do Business in Tamil Nadu
Business

Setting up Business

Fundamentals and Regulations for Establishing an Entity

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Know Your Clearances

Tailored List of Clearances for your Business

User Manual

User Manual

Demonstration Documents of the Entire Process

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List of Clearances

List of All the Clearances Offered by Various Departments

Guidance, Your Strategic Business Partner
Guidance works hand-in-hand with investors to unlock investment opportunities and facilitate a seamless investment journey in Tamil Nadu. Guidance handholds investors right from their initial enquiries until the realisation of their projects.
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Tamil Nadu's commitment to business has led to a sturdy public infrastructure in the areas of connectivity, water, power, and telecom among others. This has ensured the intact supply chains and channels, and development of human and social capital in line with the rapidly evolving economic landscape.
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Chennai
Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu is one of the main metro and fourth most populated agglomeration in India. The largest industrial and commercial center, Chennai is located on the south-east coast of India. Its rich cultural heritage with bustling economic activities has made it truly a cosmopolitan city successfully drawing people across India and the world. Chennai’s economic base is anchored by the automobile, SaaS, medical tourism, hardware manufacturing, data centers and fintech industry.
178.2 sq km
Area
46,46,732
Population
90.18%
Literacy Rate
Airport
Chennai International Airport
Seaport
Chennai Port & Ennore Port
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Chennai Central Railway Station
Efficient Seaports
Tamil Nadu's ports have been very vital to the economic prosperity of the region. The modern infrastructure and facilities enhance the merchandise exports made in Tamil Nadu. The port of Chennai is one of the largest ports in the world. The ancient trade hub Thoothukudi Port is now preparing for further expansion.​
1076 km
Natural Coast Line Length
4
Major Seaports
19
Minor Seaports
Developed Industrial Parks
Being home to the highest number of factories in the country, and promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, Tamil Nadu accommodates well established state-owned as well as privately owned Industrial Parks across the state. These also include special economic zones, warehousing zones, industrial corridors, and specialised investment regions. ​
55+
Public & Private Industrial Parks
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Domestic Tariff Zone (DTZ)
49
Operational Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
High Tech Telecommunication
Tamil Nadu's link to the international telecommunication network took a new dimension with the emergence of submarine cables landing stations in the region. The Government in the pursuit of a digital economy has also brought high-speed internet connection to every household of the state.​
94%
Projected Internet User Penetration Rate
4.34 cr
Broadband Subscriptions in 2019
95.5%
Mobile Coverage in Populated Areas
Extensive Highway Networks
Roadways are paramount to any economic activity and Tamil Nadu boasts its integrated multimodal transportation with a total of 199,040 km roadways ensuring the last mile connectivity for all commercial activities. ​
17,154 km
Total Road Network Covers
5,324 km
National Highway
11,830 km
State Highway
World Class Airports
The presence of the highest number of international and domestic airports in the country, has become the fundamental reason for thriving global business and tourism in the state. The airports are equipped with state of art facilities and are capable in handling large numbers of freights and passengers. With Central government’s UDAN scheme, few more airports in the state are in the process of development in order to handle international bulk cargoes.​
4
International Airports
2
Domestic Airports
28 Million
Passengers (in FY 20)
Krishnagiri
Government
  • Multi Sector SEZ, Bargur
  • Bargur Industrial Complex-DTZ
  • Hosur Industrial Complex-DTZ
Private
  • GMR Industrial Parks-DTZ
Kancheepuram
Government
  • Multi Sector SEZ, Irungattukottai
  • Multi Sector SEZ, Oragadam
  • Aerospace Park, Vallam Vadagal
  • Multi Sector SEZ, Sriperumbudur
  • Irungattukottai Industrial Park
  • Oragadam Industrial Growth Centre
  • Pillaipakkam Industrial Park
  • Siruseri Information Technology Park
Private
  • Sriperumbudur Industrial Park
  • Vallam Vadagal Industrial Park
  • Sojitz Motherson Industrial Park
  • CGD Satharai
  • SAN Industrial & Logistics Park
  • ESR Industrial Park
  • Sree Kailash Industrial Park
  • Indospace
Tirunelveli
Government
  • Multi Sector SEZ, Gangaikondan
  • Gangaikondan Industrial Growth Centre-DTZ
Private
  • AMRL SEZ
Erode
Government
  • Multi Sector SEZ, Perundurai
  • Perundurai Industrial Growth Centre-DTZ
Vellore
Government
  • Multi Sector SEZ, Ranipet
  • Ranipet Industrial Complex-DTZ
Tiruvannamalai
Government
  • Cheyyar Industrial Complex - Ph 1-DTZ
  • Cheyyar Industrial Complex - Ph 2-DTZ
Cuddalore
Government
  • Cuddalore Industrial Complex-DTZ
  • Cuddalore Industrial Complex (Undeveloped)-DTZ
Thiruvallur
Government
  • Gummidipoondi Industrial Complex and EPIP-DTZ
  • Mappedu Industrial Complex-DTZ
Private
  • J Matadee SEZ
  • Origins by Mahindra World City-DTZ
  • SSM Industrial Park-DTZ
  • Chennai Port Trust-DTZ
  • NDR Industrial Park-DTZ
  • Integrated Chennai Business Park - DP World
  • Logos Industrial Park
  • Flyjac Logistics Park
  • Welspun Logistics Park 
Sivagangai
Government
  • Manamadurai Industrial Complex-DTZ
Dindigul
Government
  • Nilakkottai Industrial Complex
Pudukottai
Government
  • Pudukottai Industrial Complex-DTZ
Thoothukudi
Government
  • Tuticorin Industrial Complex-DTZ
Private
  • SPEEDZ Costal employment Unit - VOC Port 
  • VOC Port Trust 
Chengalpattu
Private
  • Mahindra World City Chennai-SEZ
  • Mahindra World City Chennai-DTZ
  • Ascendas One Hub-DTZ
  • MARG Swarnabhoomi-DTZ
Ranipet
Private
  • NDR Industrial Park-DTZ
Perambalur
Private
  • GVK Industrial Park 
Thoothukudi
Name of the Seaport
  • V. O. Chidambaranar Port
  • Punnakkayal Port
  • Manappad Port
  • Udangudi Port
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  • Major
  • Minor
  • Minor
  • Minor
Chennai
Name of the Seaport
  • Chennai Port
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  • Major
Thiruvallur
Name of the Seaport
  • Kamarajar Port Limited
  • Kattupalli Port
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  • Major
  • Major
Cuddalore
Name of the Seaport
  • Cuddalore Port
  • Thiruchopuram Port
  • Silambimangalam Port
  • Parangipettai Port
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  • Minor
  • Minor
  • Minor
  • Minor
Chengalpattu
Name of the Seaport
  • Cheyyur Port
  • Panaiyur Port
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  • Minor
  • Minor
Kanyakumari
Name of the Seaport
  • Kanyakumari Port
  • Colachel Port
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  • Minor
  • Minor
Nagapattinam
Name of the Seaport
  • Nagapattinam Port
  • Thirukkadaiyur Port
  • Thirukkuvalai Port
  • PY-03 Oil Field
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  • Minor
  • Minor
  • Minor
  • Minor
Ramanathapuram
Name of the Seaport
  • Rameswaram Port
  • Pamban Port
  • Valinokkam Port
Category
  • Minor
  • Minor
  • Minor
Tirunelveli
Name of the Seaport
  • Koodankulam Port
Category
  • Minor
Chennai
Name of the Airport
Chennai International Airport
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International
Coimbatore
Name of the Airport
Coimbatore International Airport
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International
Madurai
Name of the Airport
Madurai International Airport
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International
Tiruchirappalli
Name of the Airport
Tiruchirappalli International Airport
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International
Thoothukudi
Name of the Airport
Tuticorin Airport
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Domestic
Salem
Name of the Airport
Salem Airport
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Domestic
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CM Statement
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Plan to make TN the most favourable investment destination in South Asia: CM
Chief Minister M K Stalin said the appointment of the Economic council has 'infused confidence among industries' besides garnering global media attention.
The appointment of a council comprising world renowned economic experts was the base plan towards making Tamil Nadu attain the most favourable investment destination status in South Asia, Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Wednesday.
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Minister Statement
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TN will emerge preferred destination for industrial investments: Minister
Tamil Nadu will emerge as a preferred destination to attract industrial investments. The special economic zone at Nanguneri in Tirunelveli district will take progress with more industrial developments to be witnessed in coming days, Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu said on Saturday after taking part in the investors meet at Tirunelveli.
Madurai: Chief Minister MK Stalin is keenly interested in achieving industrial growth to promote a stable economy in the southern region of Tamil Nadu.
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