Sidi Bouzid

More than a region for your investments

Explore the green plantation and diverse farms that make this region a true paradise for agriculture enthusiasts. Dive into the richness of the local biodiversity and the dedication of passionate farmers, creating a fertile environment favourable to innovation and sustainable growth.

Explore Sidi Bouzid

Famous for its rich agricultural production, with an area of 7,405 km2 and a population of 441,000 inhabitants, Sidi Bouzid is emerging as a favourable region for business opportunities, especially in the transformation of agricultural products. The region provides an overview of opportunities, supported by a modern infrastructure, a qualified workforce and a strategic proximity to the industrial hub of Sfax.

Studied Opportunities and Potentials:

In-depth studies on investment and partnership opportunities in the agri-food industries sector and related activities have revealed the main promising niches. The wealth and potential of the region are asserting themselves, shaping a future national centre of excellence in food industries.

● 33 companies with a workforce of 10 or more employees contribute to the economic influence of the region, 9 of which are totally exporting companies.

Sidi Bouzid stands out as a significant technological hub, with a solid academic infrastructure, including the Sidi Bouzid Technological Incubation Centre (CIT). The governorate of Sidi Bouzid embodies a thriving industrial hub with diversified activities. From construction materials industries to renewable energy technology, the region excels in ceramics, agri-food, textiles, MCCV industry, and pollution control.

More than one good reason to invest in Sidi Bouzid

Invest in Sidi Bouzid

At the heart of Sidi Bouzid , the basic infrastructure is well constructed. The 249 km of national roads, 202 km of regional roads and 259 km of local roads facilitate travel and strengthen regional connectivity. In addition, the 86 km railway network offers diversified transport options.

The industrial zones of Sidi Bouzid, mainly Sidi Bouzid WEST and LESSOUDA to the east, constitute the economic engine of the region. These emerging industrial hubs provide space friendly to business establishments. Sidi Bouzid positions itself as a key player in industrial development, attracting investments and promoting the economic diversification of the region.

Live and work in Sidi Bouzid

At the heart of Sidi Bouzid, education, healthcare, vocational training and tourism intertwine to create a dynamic and harmonious environment.

● With 322 primary schools, 69 high schools and middle schools, as well as higher education institutions and specialised schools, the region is investing in the future of its youth.

● Healthcare is supported by a regional hospital, 121 basic health centres, laboratories and pharmacies, so that medical services are easily accessible to residents of the region.

● Vocational training, a pillar of industrial development, is supported by 3 public centres and 14 private centres offering varied specialties, from agriculture to IT.

● By exploring the tourist aspect, Sidi Bouzid reveals its charm with 2 welcoming hotels, 4 archaeological sites and rich local crafts such as carpets and olive wood items.

This mosaic of initiatives highlights Sidi Bouzid’s integrated vision, balancing economic growth with the quality of life of its population, thus creating a thriving and flourishing community.

Launch your business in Sidi Bouzid

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.