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Welcome to Oromia 

Investment and Industry Bureau 



The Oromia Investment and Industry Bureau was established to study investment potentials and opportunities in the region, to promote identified potentials and investment opportunities, and to expand prioritized investment areas and provide support and after care services to investors in a sustainable way…


We, The Government of the Oromia Regional State, aspire to see private investment projects expanded and a foundation laid for the transition of an agriculture-dominated economy to an industry-led economy which significantly contributes towards creating a middle-income society.


Responsibility, Transparency, Providing competitive services, Participatory, Working for change and To be ethical while dealing with Customers are our core values.

Oromia at a Glance

The Oromia National Regional State is one of the regional states in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Except for the Tigrai Regional State, the Oromia Regional State shares borders with all of Ethiopia’s regional states. The region also shares international boundary lines with Sudan (66km) and Kenya (521km) in the West and in the South respectively. Oromia is one of the most populous regional states and is located in the very heart of the country. The capital city of the Region is Finfinne (Addis Ababa), which is also the capital city of Ethiopia.

Oromia Regional State map


Invest in Oromia?

Oromia has fertile soil, and is centrally located within Ethiopia allowing for a diverse agro-ecology that makes it ideal for all investment sectors. Oromia is home to most of resources found in Ethiopia. This includes coffee, poultry, beehives and livestocks.

Finfinne (Addis Ababa) is the capital city of Ethiopia and also that of Oromia Region State. The city is an important regional and international transport hub. The road network radiates from Finfinne to all Regions linking it with important cities, towns, and other economically active centers of the country. International highways also link Finfinne and other cities, towns and other regional states with neighboring countries such as Kenya, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.

Coffee sourced from Oromia
Beehives found in Oromia
Poultry found in Oromia
Livestock found in Oromia
Key Achievements
Foreign Direct
Joint Venture

Ethiopia in general and Oromia region in particular have large investment potentials for agricultural development. In the Oromia Region, investment in the agriculture sector is attractive and profitable for various diverse sub-sectors ranging from food products, industrial raw materials to bio-fuel. The region has fertile soils and diverse agro-ecology that makes it ideal for agriculture. Crop production, livestock and forestry account for 49%, 14% and 4% within the sector respectively. The major crops grown in the region are coffee, cereals, oilseeds, pulses, vegetables and fruits. Over 60% of Ethiopian’s top export earner commodity coffee comes from Oromia Region. About 36% of livestock in Ethiopia, 37% of the poultry and 50% of the beehives are found in the Oromia.


The region is the leading investment destination in the country and strongly positioned in terms of infrastructure. In 2014/15, the agricultural sector of the region accounted for 53 % of the Regional Gross Domestic Products and provides over 85% of the employment and is a major earner of foreign currency for the nation. Its climate is suitable to grow almost all types of crop. Therefore, using large surface and ground water, investors can engage in the following agriculture-based activities.

• Maize
• Wheat and Barley Farming
• Oil seeds and pulses

• Coffee
• Tea
• Cotton
• Malt barley
• Sugar cane
• Sisal
• Tobacco
• Grape
• Flowers
• Spices, etc

• Grapes and Strawberries
• Cabbage, Kale and Cauliflower, and Egg plant
• Chili, Green and Red Pepper
• Spices, Herbs and Aromatics
• Floriculture

• Cattle
• Dairy farm
• Sheep
• Goat
• Apiculture/Bee Keeping
• Fishery Resource

 Garlic
 Onion and Shallots
 Vegetables
 Tropical Fruits
 Citrus, Juice Processing
 Fresh Beans, Peas and Canning
 (Cherry) Tomato, Tomato Paste and Juice
 Potato, Potato Crisp, Flakes and Flour

 Abattoir & meat processing slaughter house (Fresh & chilled lamb &mutton carcass, fresh &chilled goat carcass, fresh &chilled veal carcass & beef for quarter, fresh &chilled boneless veal &beef, frozen lamb, mutton, goat carcass, veal &beef )
 Export abattoir- 90 cattle/day and 225 shoat/day
 Shoat abattoir 60-100 shoat/day
 Cattle Feed Processing
 Poultry feed & Meat processing Factory
 Cattle Fattening
 Milk Processing plant
 Bee keeping & honey Processing factory (Natural Honey & Bee Wax)
 Cassava & Potato Starch processing
 Coffee Hauling factory
 Coffee pulping (washing/red or wet coffee)
 Pulp &paper processing factory
 Dehydrated onion and garlic Processing
 Fish processing factory
 Potato processing
 Rice milling
 Soya milk processing
 Tea processing
 Sugar manufacturing (Sugarcane & cane molasses)
 Tomato puree/ Paste
 Fruit juice processing &acking
 Tannery (hides &skin processing)
 Corn flakes
 Bee wax processing
 Cotton ginning (raw cotton)
 Nuts processing
 Powder, ice cream powder
 Beer alt production
 Coffee roasting, grinding &packing Industry
 Ground nut factory
 Oat flakes
 Soya sauce brewing factory
 Pea canning
 Mineral water bottling factory
 Champagne factory
 Rum, vermouth &vodka factory
 Soft drink factory
 Orange squash
 Potato/banana wafers
 Popcorn
 Salted/sweetened cashew nuts
 Spice grinding
 Desiccated coconut powder
 Grain mill factory
 Ginger/garlic paste
 Ice cream cone
 Jam/jelly
 Alcohol &liquors plant
 Baby food plant
 Biscuit factory
 Baker’s yeast factory
 Bakery plant
 Coffee percolator plant
 Confectionary factory
 Cup noodles making
 Corn flakes factory
 Edible oil factory
 Coffee processing machine factory
 Flour, pasta, macaroni factory
 Honey processing plant

The main objectives of the industrial development encompass amongst others, promoting use of domestic raw materials, labor, competitive domestic industrial and private sector development, creating employment opportunities, increasing industrial production and productivity.

  • Textile and garment industries
  • Leather and leather products industries
  • Sugar and sugar related industry
  • Metal and metal engineering
  • Chemical Industries
    • Cement industry, pharmaceutical industries, construction materials production industry;
    • Assembly factory-Vehicles, electronics, agricultural machineries & others;
    • Fertilizer factory and;
    • Soap and detergent factory.
  • Some Specific Manufacturing Industries Investment Opportunities
  • Light manufacturing (textile and garment, leather, agro-industry, electronics),
  • Basic and import substitution as well as export (steel, equipment, chemical, and pharmaceutical)
  • Strategic (energy, ICT, and biotechnology)

Ethiopia is endowed with various historical, cultural and natural attractions, whereby heritages are among these attractions. The country so far has managed to have nine tangible heritages and three intangible heritages recorded to UNESCO (as world heritage). It also has sites and many fossils attesting that it is the cradle of humankind. Ethiopia enjoys diversified culture with authenticity, varied land forms (landscape scenery), unique and diversified fauna and flora, historical and ancient monuments, favorable climate and above all hospitable people.

There are investment opportunities in the Hotel & Tourism sectors in Oromia.

Welcome to Oromia

Oromia ,the largest region with fertile soil, a diverse agro-ecology ,the center of most resources found in Ethiopia. Finfinne its capital city is an important regional and international transport hub and the road network radiates to all Regions linking it with important cities, towns, and other economically active centers of the country. International highways also link Finfinne and other cities, towns and other regional states with neighboring countries such as Kenya, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. Oromia Region state government Investment and Industry Bureau invite you to invest in Oromia. #InvestinOromia!It is a Preferred and Land of Opportunity.