Mizoram shares borders with other Northeastern states of Manipur, Tripura and Assam, and neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Myanmar. Bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, Mizoram offers a gateway for engaging in international trade with the Southeast Asian countries.
Mizoram contributes 14 per cent to the country's bamboo production; the climate is ideal for setting up agricultural and forestry produce-based industries. It offers immense potential for commercial exploitation of the natural resources for export-oriented industries.
With a literacy rate of 91.6 per cent, Mizoram offers a highly literate workforce. Knowledge of English is an added advantage of the Mizo workforce.
With improving road, rail and air connectivity and the establishment of trade routes with neighbouring countries, trade facilitation has improved significantly over the last decade.
At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Mizoram was about US$ 1,188.1 million in 2009-10.
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