More than a welcoming region for your investments

Between the high grassland and the Sahara, the Gafsa region has a rich mining heritage known for its natural sources, notably phosphate.
Travel through time, where underground resources shaped the destiny of Gafsa and the economic landscape of the region.

Explore Gafsa

Explore the richness of the Gafsa governorate, where the history of Capsian civilization intertwines with current prosperity. Gafsa, today, occupies a strategic position, connecting the Arab and African Maghreb countries through essential roads. Its privileged location makes it a crossroads between several governorates, promoting north-south trade in the country.

● The industrial sector of the Gafsa governorate includes 62 companies with 10 employees or more, of which 23 are totally exporting companies.

Gafsa positions itself as a key player in the Tunisian economic landscape, combining tradition and modernity, history and future, to create an environment favourable to development and innovation.

More than one good reason to invest in Gafsa

Invest in Gafsa

Gafsa boasts a robust transportation network spanning 260.2 kilometres of national roads, 246.5 kilometres of regional roads, and 72 kilometres of local roads, facilitating connectivity within the region. The railway sector plays a key role with 388 kilometres of lines, including Gafsa-Tunis, Gafsa-Gabes, and Gafsa-Sfax, primarily used for passenger and phosphate transport. Additionally, the Gafsa airport enhances the region’s air connectivity.

The Gafsa Competitiveness Cluster (PCG) positions itself as the engine of industrial development in the region. The industrial zones of Metlaoui and M’dhilla also contribute to economic diversification by hosting activities such as housing ceramic, cellular concrete and hospital waste recycling units. The three cyber parks in Metlaoui, Redeyef, and Moulares, as well as two others in the city centre, symbolise Gafsa’s commitment to technological and digital development. This diversified industrial network positions Gafsa as a strategic centre in the Tunisian economic landscape.

Live and work in Gafsa

A true ecosystem where prosperity, well-being and local culture combine to shape a better community.

● Education: With a network of 206 primary schools, 63 high schools, and 10 higher education institutions, the region has a rich educational environment. Specialised institutes, such as the Higher Institute of Technological Studies and the Higher Institute of Arts and Crafts, contribute to the training of the next generation.

● Healthcare: 2 regional hospitals, 85 basic health centres, and 10 specialised services, such as analysis laboratories and hemodialysis clinics.

● Vocational Training: Training opportunities abound, with 2 public centres and 55 private ones providing specialised programs, from electricity to pastry making. This diversity meets the needs for a qualified workforce in several sectors.

● Tourism and Recreation: The cultural richness is reflected in the local crafts, from carpets to wall paintings, highlighting regional specialties. The 14 hotels, including 2 5-star establishments, provide a warm welcome to visitors.

A unique balance that defines the character of this region and guides it towards a bright future, enriched by the presence of mineral resources. These natural treasures add a valuable dimension to the economic diversity of the region, promising continued and sustainable growth.

Launch your business in Gafsa

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.