Ludhiana - "Manchester of East" is ranked as the best place to do business in India according to a World Bank study, 2009. Many parts used in BMW and Mercedes are exclusively produced in Ludhiana. It has an established manufacturing base for engineering products comprising manufacturing units of leading brands such as Hero Cycles and Avon Cycles. It also produces 60% of India’s tractor parts.
• GDP - $4.4 billion (2009-10)
• Per Capita Income - Rs. 78,171
• Growth Rate - 5.79%
• Over 6,000 SMEs operating in the city and 14.45 lakh MSME units in Punjab leveraging employment to over 26.79 lakh people.
• Avon Cycles distinguishes itself as the largest manufacturer exporter from India in bicycles and bicycle parts.