Odisha is located in the Eastern region of India. The state shares borders with West Bengal in the Northeast, Jharkhand in the North, Andhra Pradesh in the South, Chattisgarh in the West, and the Bay of Bengal in the East.
Odisha has well-developed social, physical and industrial infrastructure, and virtual connectivity. In addition, the state has an airport and prominent port infrastructure.
The state has a stable political environment. Apart from other facilitating agencies, the State Government has constituted the ‘Team Odisha’ to help in investment promotion.
Odisha has been a major exporter of mineral and metallurgical products, accounting for 58 per cent and 28 per cent of the state’s total exports, respectively. Odisha has around 55 per cent of the bauxite reserves of India, making it an ideal location for setting up aluminium and aluminium-based companies. It also has adequate water and power supply for such industries.
At current prices, the total Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Odisha was about US$ 47.1 billion in 2011-12.