West Bengal woos entrepreneurs, investments

Bengaluru, Oct 13 (IANS) A ready talent pool, low attrition rates, five million square foot ready to occupy office space in IT parks, 15 IT parks and two hardware parks and generous IT policies and incentives were showcased in a roadshow by West Bengal here Tuesday to woo investments.

“We want to make Bengal the startup capital of India,” said state Finance Minister Amit Mitra at the road show to promote the Bengal Global Business Summit 2016, a statement said.

He exhorted investors and entrepreneurs from Bengaluru to take advantage of the opportunities and look towards West Bengal as an investment destination, the statement added.

The West Bengal government and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) organized the road show as a prelude to the business summit scheduled in Kolkata January 7-9, 2016.

The road show laid a special emphasis on the IT industry, highlighting the state’s favourable policy and incentive scheme introduced in 2012, the statement added.

A 10,000 square foot space at Webel Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata, earmarked for the NASSCOM startup warehouse was also showcased.

West Bengal also announced six new theme township projects offering several investment opportunities.

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