The capital of the state of Gujarat, Gandhinagar is famous for its hospitality and tourism. With the industrialization and commercial growth, Gandhinagar is rapidly emerging as the fasted growing city after Ahmadabad and Surat. The Garima Park campus set up by Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) has boosted the growth of IT/ITeS industry in the city. The proposed Ahmadabad-Gandhinagar Metro corridor project and several other important infrastructure projects are expected to escalate the industrial and commercial growth of Gandhinagar making it the most preferred IT destination in the country.
Economy of the Gandhinagar district depends on services in the public sector, Electrical and Electronics, Textiles, Ceramics, Food Processing, and Office Stationery. Agriculture is also an imperative backbone of the economy of Gandhinagar District. The city is known for its small and medium scale industries. There are approximately eight thousand small scale industries (SSIs) in Gandhinagar, which provide employment to nearly 40,000 people.
Textiles, Wood products, Mineral based industries and Engineering are the major small scale industry sectors of Gandhinagar district. New sectors, such as agricultural machinery, industrial, instruments, leather and leather goods and infrastructure projects have witnessed good investments in recent years. Office stationery and household goods have also witnessed a major surge in investments. The Food Processing industry of the district is well developed because of the nearness to agricultural districts such as Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Sabarkantha, Kheda , Anand, etc.
Infrastructure development is another sector that has opened up new opportunities for investment and employment in Gandhinagar. With the recent rush in investments in the IT/ ITeS sector, Gandhinagar district is more and more shaping into an attractive destination for IT/ ITeS companies. The state government has rolled out several initiatives to create pro industry environment in Gandhinagar.Recently announced Ahmadabad-Gandhinagar Metro corridor which is expected to fuel the commercial growth in the district.