Industrial Clusters Can Help Boost Economic Growth

3 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2016

Date Written: February 3, 2016


Cluster development is considered as an effective tool for fostering economic growth and innovation. Industrial clusters serve as one of the most effective mechanisms for spurring income and employment growth especially by micro- small- and medium-sized enterprises. Industrially developed or progressing countries have separate policies for industrial cluster development. But in Bangladesh, industrial cluster development concept is comparatively a new one. Previously the government was considering Export Processing Zone (EPZ) and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) as a means for promoting export and industrialisation. EPZ concept has many success stories in Bangladesh. But their scope is very limited and expensive for countrywide industrialisation. On the other hand, SEZ concept is still in the conceptual stage in Bangladesh.

Keywords: Cluster Development, Industrial Cluster Development, Clustering

JEL Classification: R11, C38, C31

Suggested Citation

Abdin, Md. Joynal, Industrial Clusters Can Help Boost Economic Growth (February 3, 2016). Available at SSRN:

Md. Joynal Abdin (Contact Author)

DCCI Business Institute (DBI) ( email )

DCCI Building (11th Floor), 65-66 Motijheel C/A
Dhaka, 1000

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