Bussiness and Economy of Kolhapur
Over the years kolhapur district has emerged for having one the highest per capita income in india. Today, Kolhapur boasts for having the maximum number of Mercedes car owners,being the sugar bowl of india and with sugar spinning and textile mills spread throughout Kolhpur district it surely has raced ahead of many other cities in terms of economic growth in recent years and has established itself as a prominent destination in the state of Maharashtra.
The industries in kolhapur can be divided into 2 main categories:
Large Scale Industries in Kolhapur
The major industries in kolhapur district are spinning mills, sugar industries,textile mills anda supported by industries in sectors like engineering goods,poultry,foundry,chemicals etc which generate employment for lakhs of people in and around Kolhapur.
Small Scale Industries in Kolhapur
The major small scale industries are into manufacturing auto spare parts, casting work, engineering works, diesel engines, silver ornament and Kolhapuri chappals. There are many other small scale and cottage industries in rural areas which are family run bussiness run down through generations into trades like hand-loom-weaving, gold smithy, oil crushing, brick and tile making, leather works and tanning and black smithy etc in the Kolhapur district which collectively provides employment to large number people.