Electronics & Appliances

Vehicles & Equipment

Food & Beverages

Chemicals & Allied Products

Construction & Building Materials

Apparel & Footwear

INDUSTRIES

The WestPark welcomes companies to Ghana that are committed to the World Bank’s standards for strong social and environmental conduct as they grow their footprint in West Africa. New tenants will join a group of first-movers, including Robert Bosch GmbH, Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG, DTRT Apparel Ltd, Stanbic Bank Ghana Ltd. and the Quantum Group Ltd.

Ghana is one of the world’s most vibrant emerging markets and offers growth opportunities for a broad range of industries, including Food & Beverages, Vehicles & Equipment, Construction & Building Materials, Footwear & Apparel, Electronics & Appliances as well as Chemicals & Allied Products:

Making connections to African markets

Many of the world’s largest multinational companies have chosen Ghana for their West African headquarters, given its favorable business environment and strong links to the region.

With 12-day shipping services and six daily direct flights to Europe and 19-day shipping and two direct flights to the U.S. East Coast, Ghana is also well-positioned to take advantage of the AGOA and EPA trade deals, offering a geographic trade advantage over Asian and East African locations.  The Port of Takoradi currently handles the majority of Ghana’s exports and is serviced by many leading shipping lines, while its ongoing US$410 million expansion will further enhance the port’s capacity as a hub for landlocked neighboring countries.

Making goods locally

In 2015 the ECOWAS region, led in market size by Nigeria and Ghana, imported US$104 billion of goods. Many of these goods could be made in Ghana, leveraging its locally available resources, expanding industrial infrastructure, protective tariffs, large workforce and growing consumer population.

Growing the workforce

Ghana enjoys higher education and skill levels than its peers in Africa. AT Kearney’s 2016 Global Services Index – which assesses financial attractiveness, skills and the business environment – ranks Ghana first in Sub-Saharan Africa, ahead of countries like Mauritius, Kenya and South Africa. Yet of Ghana’s 11 million strong labor force, only 1 in 5 Ghanaians are currently employed in the formal economy. Ghana’s open environment and culture of constructive dialogue between employers and labor groups make it a desirable location for companies striving for the highest social and environmental compliance standards.