More than a region for your investments

Its rich architectural heritage, including the majestic Great Mosque, constitutes a source of cultural pride and economic attraction. Investors will find here a place enriched with history, favourable to the development of modern initiatives, benefiting from the strategic position of Kairouan as a cultural and economic crossroads at the heart of the Maghreb.

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Founded in 671 by Okba Ibn Nafaa, Kairouan evolved during the 9th century to become the capital of the Maghreb under the Aghlabid dynasty. It stands out as a major centre of civilization in the Mediterranean region. With an area of 6,712 km2 and a population of 581,300 inhabitants, Strategically positioned 45 km from the coast and with borders shared with six neighbouring governorates, Kairouan remains an essential crossroads between the North and South, East and West of the country.

● The industrial sector of Kairouan includes 170 companies, 28 of which are totally exporting companies, demonstrating the vitality of its manufacturing sector.

● The emerging industry of Kairouan includes textiles, automotive components industry ,aeronautics, processing of agricultural products, manufacturing of medical devices, exploitation of mineral resources , plastic material recycling, and renewable energies.

With an area of 6,712 km² and a population of 581,300 inhabitants, Kairouan asserts itself as an economic engine and a privileged area of industrial development at the heart of Central-West Tunisia. Its diversified industrial sector reflects a successful transition towards modern sectors, positioning the city as a key player in the economic and industrial development of the country.

More than one good reason to invest in Kairouan

Invest in Kairouan

The region has a solid transport infrastructure, with a road network including national, regional, local roads, and an extensive network of agricultural tracks. In addition, air access is facilitated by the proximity of the international airports of Monastir and Enfidha, each 60 km away, and the commercial harbour of Sousse.

The region presents a strong industrial dynamism supported by seven well-established industrial zones. Among these, the areas El Baten I and II, the Tunis road I, II, and III Industrial zones, the Hajeb Layoun Industrial zone, and the Sbikha I constitute essential hubs of economic activities. These areas provide a friendly environment for business development and testify to the region’s commitment to sustainable economic evolution.

Live and work in Kairouan :

The governorate of Kairouan, with its millennial history, demonstrates its dedication to these key sectors.

● With 313 primary schools, 118 nurseries, kindergartens and children’s clubs, as well as 69 public and 15 private secondary schools, the governorate of Kairouan offers a comprehensive educational environment. In addition, a university centre welcomes more than 7,995 students, consolidating the status of Kairouan as a high quality learning centre.

● The healthcare sector in Kairouan is supported by 9 regional hospitals, 130 primary health centres, 13 analysis and radiology laboratories, and 40 pharmacies, ensuring access to healthcare for the local population.

● With 5 public centres and 47 private centres, the governorate offers a wide range of vocational training covering specialties such as mechanics, agriculture, hydraulics, tailoring, computing, air conditioning, heating, and office skills. The workforce in Kairouan is skilled and competent, ready to meet the needs of the job market.

● Kairouan also offers tourism and leisure opportunities with 10 hotels, 2 hunting sites, and vibrant crafts focused on carpets, leather work and artistic metalwork. These attractions add a cultural and recreational dimension to the experience of living in the region.

Kairouan is an emerging governorate experiencing economic growth, offering high-standard education, accessible healthcare services, opportunities for vocational training, and an attractive tourist scene. It is within this synergy that the region thrives, offering a promising living environment for its residents and investors.

Launch your business in Kairouan

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.