- Kuhusu Sisi
- Fursa za Uwekezaji
- Kituo cha Habari
Industial sector is very important in the economy. It is a foreign exchange earner and could also be the main source of employment especially in the urban areas. Mbeya Region is like Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza where industrial development is improving drastically. Most of the industries are based on agro and forests product processing, manufacturing and livestock products processing.
Due to reliable markets and availability of raw materials, significant numbers of large scale industries have been established in the region, these include Cement Industry, Breweries, tea processing, soft drinks industries and granite and marble industries.
A large long lived agro processing industry in Tanzania is Wakulima Tea Company which produces tea leafs in collaboration with small holders at Rungwe District. It process quality tea and park for export market.
Considering value addition in products, Small and Medium Industries operating under SIDO provide a good support to the manufacturing industry in the region. Based on agro, livestock and forest products processing, they provide a leading role in industrial sector. The medium industries include coffee processing, gas extraction, drinking water processing and packaging, soap processing and poultry (hatchery) industries.