Imo State is located in the southeastern region of Nigeria and is made up of 27 local government areas. The state is predominantly inhabited by the Igbo ethnic group, who are known for their rich cultural heritage.
The State has several natural resources which includes, crude oil, natural gas, lead, Calcium Carbonate, solar and wind power, zinc.
Profitable flora including iroko, mahogany, obeche, bamboo, rubber tree and oil palm. Additionally white clay, fine sand and limestone are also found in the State.
Imo State is home to a diverse population of people from different ethnic groups, including the Igbo, Owerri, Mbano, and Orlu. The Igbo people are the largest ethnic group in Imo State and make up the majority of the population.
Many investment opportunities exist in the State including oil and gas exploration, chemical plants, brewery plants, hydroelectric plants, gas-fired power plants, grain mills, starch production, cashews, fruit and vegetable juice concentrate production, integrated multi-oil seed processing plants, ceramics, inland waterway transport, and palm produce industry
Independent global brewer Heineken, through its subsidiary Nigerian Breweries, has significant investment in Imo State. The company manages the world-class Awo-omamma Brewery, a multiple-line plant
Many more oil and gas opportunities are yet to be developed. The federal government has been called to inspect newly discovered oil-rich areas, which might help foster economic development and job creation
Industrial parks and processing zones to harness the huge agricultural produce and minerals would give a major boost to the state’s economic growth and industrialization.