Nakuru County is banking on cheap and reliable geothermal energy, geographical centrality and availability of large chunks of land to woo local and international investors.
Recently, the World Bank ranked Nakuru as the third county with the highest GDP in Kenya after Nairobi and Kiambu.
Governor Lee Kinyanjui says the county government is working on investment incentives to attract and cushion investors to realize the Big 4 Agenda.
The governor was speaking when he met envoys and foreign trade officers at a briefing on the upcoming Nakuru International Investment Conference at the end of the month.
Investment PS Ms Betty Maina said the national government is working with counties to create awareness on economic zones as well as create policies.
Professor Paul Kimurto, Senior Lecturer and Professor in Crop Physiology and Breeding, Egerton University said the Egerton Agri-Park will major on value addition and SMEs to enhance food security.
The Oserian 2 Lakes general manager Mr Woods Roberts cited the existence of ample arable land in Oserian, Naivasha for all manner of investment.
Among the guests present include Honorary Consul of Republic of Estonia Kadri Humal Ayal, Ireland Ambassador Dr Vincent O’Neil and representatives from Israeli, Slovak, Russian, Hungary, India embassies.
PHOTO/Reuben Kimani:An aerial view of Nakuru.