Abia State has the necessary prerequisites for effective economic development. It is a state blessed with abundant resources, both physical and human. All that remains is for investors to come to the state and harness these resources. Industrial layouts have been established in the two major towns, Aba and Umuahia.
The local governments have also zoned areas for commercial and industrial purposes. The industrial areas have been provided with the necessary infrastructure such as good roads, power supply, water supply and communication facilities.
Abia State is also endowed with manpower resources. With the1991 population figure of 1,976,805 people, both skilled, semi-skilled and un- skilled labour are available for industrial development. In addition, the workforce is peaceful and industrious and interested in partnership with investors.
With the establishment of banks and other financial institutions all over the State, credit for industrial development can be assured. The state government is also willing to go into partnership with prospective investors.