Ben Arous

More than a welcoming region for your investments

Ben Arous presents itself as a hub of investment opportunities. With a thriving economy, this region offers a favourable land for your entrepreneurial initiatives. Dive into a promising investment experience at the heart of Ben Arous.

Explore Ben Arous

Located ten kilometres from Tunis the capital, the governorate of Ben Arous covers an area of 790 km2 and has a population of 631,842 inhabitants, presenting a demographic growth rate of 3.3%. With an urbanisation reaching 90.5%, the region offers a favourable framework for economic development. This strategic location makes it an attractive hub within the Tunisian landscape.

● The diversified industrial network of Ben Arous, including sectors such as the pharmaceutical, textile, chemical, automotive, electromechanical, and agri-food industries, reflects the economic vitality of the region.

● + 415 companies, including 145 totally exporting companies, reinforcing the competitive position of Ben Arous on international markets.

Beyond its industrial dynamism, the governorate benefits from a strategic geographical location, facilitating access to key markets. The availability of qualified professionals and specialised workforce, combined with proximity to decision-making centres, makes Ben Arous an attractive choice for investors looking to invest in a dynamic and strategically positioned environment.

More than one good reason to invest in Ben Arous

Invest in Ben Arous

Equipped with strong basic infrastructure, Ben Arous is considered as a strategic hub for transportation in Tunisia. With an extensive highway, road, and railway network, the region’s land connectivity is optimal.

On the seafront, the Port of Rades, the country’s largest commercial port, plays a central role by handling 90% of containerized cargo and 95% of rolling cargo. The Tunis Carthage Airport, located 12 km away, provides major international connections, facilitating trade and economic development in the region.

The industrial dynamism of Ben Arous is manifested through its 22 industrial zones, spread over a total area of 1066 hectares. This vitality is also reflected in an active movement to create new industrial zones, both public and private, covering an extension of 250 hectares. This expansion demonstrates the governorate’s commitment to industrial development and the creation of investment opportunities.

Live and work in Ben Arous

At the heart of this region, the focus is on the quality of life, supported by diverse infrastructure, improving the daily lives of its residents.

● The region stands out for its educational network, 151 public primary schools, 12 private primary schools, 61 public high schools and secondary schools, 22 private high schools and secondary schools, as well as 4 higher education institutions.

● with 7 sectoral centres offering 67 specialties, supplemented by 35 private centres.

● With a ratio of one doctor per 1,063 inhabitants, the region pays particular attention to health, with 2 regional hospitals, 46 basic health centres, 5 clinics, 8 hemodialysis centres, 18 analysis and radiology laboratories, and 115 pharmacies, providing easy access to good care.

● For those who are looking for relaxation and leisure, the region offers a variety of options, including a range of welcoming hotels and the discovery of local crafts, notably the Margoum, reflecting the cultural richness of the region.

This harmonious set of infrastructures creates an atmosphere where economic prosperity and quality of life meet, making this region a good choice for those who aspire to a balanced and rewarding life.

Launch your business in Ben Arous

Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation – APII

Established in 1972, APII is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines. It is responsible for implementing government policy relating to the promotion of the industrial sector and innovation. The APII is the main point of contact for investors regarding the legal constitution of companies and the management of financial and fiscal benefits.
APII services
The One Stop Shop, ISO 9001 certified, provides most of the APII services for the company

● The provision of certificates for the submission of investment project declarations
● Carrying out the formalities for the establishment of companies.
● Assisting with the establishment of companies.

Agricultural Investment Promotion Agency – APIA
APIA is a public institution established in 1983, with the principal mission of promoting private investment in agriculture, fishing and associated services.

APIA services
● Granting financial and fiscal benefits established by the Investment Law No. 2016-71 to promoters of agricultural, fishing, and related services projects, as well as projects involving the primary processing of agricultural and fishing products.
● Identifying investment opportunities and project ideas to be promoted by Tunisian and foreign private operators, thereby contributing to the achievement of national objectives assigned to the agricultural sector.

● Assisting promoters in the preparation of their investment files and providing guidance during the implementation phase of their projects.

Agence Foncière Industrielle – AFI
The Industrial property Agency is a public organisation established in 1973 to strengthen the industrial network and contribute to the economic and social development of Tunisia.

AFI services
● The creation and development of industrial areas equipped with the amenities necessary for the implementation of industrial projects.
● The construction of modular industrial premises and their provision to Tunisian and foreign investors.