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Regional Information Gunma
Your Regional Guide
Industrial Development Promotion Office, Industrial Policy Division, Department of Industry and Economy
1-1-1 Otemachi, Maebashi-city, Gunma Prefecture 371-8570
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The information below is as of January 2017.
|Population *1||1.97 million|
|Labor force *1||1.01 million|
|Area *2||6,362.3 km²|
|GDP *3||7,824,950 million yen|
|Major industries||Transportation equipment, general machinery, food products, electric and electronic equipment devices, chemicals|
|Land price(for 1m²) *5||
|Number of Establishments *6||96,546|
|Number of Employees *6||878,540|
Strength of the region's industries and economy
Gunma Prefecture, home to large corporations such as Fuji Heavy Industries (known for its Subaru cars)and Sanden Corporation, is known as an automotive and electric and electronic equipment industry hub. The total value of its manufactured goods output ranks 14th in Japan.
Gunma is blessed with beautiful scenery, lush greenery, and an abundance of high-quality water resources. With its high-speed transportation network providing easy access to Tokyo – the largest market for industrial goods – and other key areas in Japan, Gunma is an attractive place to site factories and distribution centers. The prefecture also benefits from low risk of natural disasters, making it the best place to establish distribution related facilities and back-up offices for disaster management.
- Provision of subsidies that set off an amount comparable to real estate acquisition taxes levied on land and buildings to companies that newly build or expand factories, etc., in Gunma.
- Provision of long term, low interest funds that may be used to acquire land or building facilities is provided to companies that move into the prefecture.