Some facts about Andhra Pradesh:

 Andhra Pradesh is strategically located in the country having an easy access to all parts of the country & a Gateway   to South East Asia & Australia
 The State is bestowed with abundant mineral resources & is ranked 2nd in India providing for 9-10% of the country’s  mineral revenue
 It has the third largest Power Utility in India having achieved the highest Plant Load Factor of 89.7% in the country with a competitive price rate of INR 2.80 (US$ 5.5 cents per unit).
 The State is positioned as the Bulk Drug Capital of India with a contribution of more than 1/3rd of the country’s Bulk Drugs Production. Andhra Pradesh ranks 1st in Paper, Cement and Bulk Drugs production in India and occupies 2nd rank in value added in food products and beverages, contributing 10% share of the total value added in the country.
 The State boasts of a thriving IT/ITES Industry which has in recent times registered a growth rate of 65% in Software Exports. The State is committed to creating an IT Infrastructure, HRD & Investment climate
 Hyderabad, the State’s Capital has recently inaugurated the country’s 1st ever greenfield International airport in an area of about 5,400 acres of land in Shamshabad which has been designed to handle a passenger capacity of 12 million per annum & having the country’s longest runaway at 4.2 kms along with provision for global air connectivity from Hyderabad.
 The State has a vast road network (1,78,747 kms) & is blessed with the country’s second longest coastline (974 kms). It has several ports across the coastline, prominent among them being Vishakapatnam Port known for its capability to handle one of the country’s largest cargo namely at 60 million tonnes per annum.
 Andhra Pradesh is home to many large Public & Private Sector Enterprises ranging from Manufacturing (Ship building, high precision machine tools, defence electronics, etc) to Services (Hotels, IT & ITES, Hospitals, etc).
 Government of Andhra Pradesh has promoted specialised Industrial Parks on a sectoral basis. These include Knowledge Parks, Apparel Parks, Pharma Parks, Biotech Parks, etc. In addition to these, the Govt is also promoting Special Economic Zones to help facilitate export growth across sectors including Electronics, Gems & Jewellery, Leather Parks, etc. It has one of the largest SEZ concentrations in the country. AP has India's first PCPIR (Petroleum, Chemical, Petrochemical Investment Region) at Krishna-Godavari Basin & first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for semiconductor manufacturing and Food Processing/Agro SEZ.
 The State is home to some of the world’s & the country’s most renowned educational Institutes namely the Indian School of Business (ISB) (ranked amongst the world’s top 20 business schools) & supported by McKinsey & Co, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),BITS-Pilani Hyderabad, Symbiosis, NMIMS, etc churning out the best of talent& intellectual minds to the industry.

Other Key Highlights:

In addition to the factors provided above, Andhra Pradesh is considered as the best business State in the country due to its several advantageous distinctions which include:-
 Pro-active and responsive administrative set up.
 Investor friendly, simple and transparent procedures for investment
 A diversified industrial set up.
 Favourable Human Development Index.
 Excellent telecommunication network.
 Adjudged as 'Most reforming province in India' (World Bank Report 2007)
 Generated maximum Employment in India for the past two consecutive years.