Karnataka At A GLANCE

Economic Overview

  • USD 189 billion GSDP
  • 4th largest economy in India
  • 2nd highest Per Capita Income among bigger states
  • 2nd in terms of attracting FDIs
  • USD 82 billion total exports


  • 1st in attracting investment intentions in 2017
  • 1st in IT & ITes Exports
  • 4th largest skilled workforce
  • More than 400 research and development firms
  • Pioneer in introducing niche policies
  • Among top 15 start-up ecosystems of the world

Karnataka's Industrial Landscape

  • Thriving Industrial Scenario
  • Karnataka’s industry sector contribution to GSDP in FY 17-18 was 22%
  • Tops the Country in Manufacturing Excellence
  • Over 160 industrial areas in the state
  • Presence of 26 operational Special Economic Zones
  • Only state to have 2 industrial corridors
  • The state has generated 12.16 lakh jobs in the last four years 

Karnataka's Infrastructure Backbone

  • Two International Airports at Bengaluru & Mangaluru
  • Three Domestic Airports at Mysuru, Belagavi & Hubballi
  • Mangalore port with deep inner harbour linkages in the western coast
  • Bengaluru metro is 2nd longest operational network in India
  • BIAL is the first airport in the country to have a helicopter-taxi (heli-taxi) service
  • State has a 3,250 km long rail network
  • Presence of 13 major National Highways
  • Airports at Shivamogga, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Hassan and Ballari for future expansion

Karnataka's rise on global map

  • Bengaluru ranks No.1 Digital City in the World as of November 2017
  • Bengaluru is 4th largest Technology Cluster in the world
  • State is the knowledge, research and innovation hub of Asia
  • 80% of the Fortune 500 companies have their outsourcing operations in Karnataka
  • Bengaluru ony city in India ranked 19th among world's 25 Hi-Tech cities ahead of Berlin, Hong Kong and Shenzen
  • Bengaluru has topped the list of 22 tech cities across the world in Affordable living
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