Investing in Knysna

Why invest in Knysna?

Knysna is the ideal location to establish and expand a business. The Knysna economy is the third largest economy in the Eden District with a total Gross Geographical Product of R 2,3 billion in 2011 according to StatsSA (2013). The leading sectors are Finance and Business Services and Wholesale, Retail, Trade  and Accommodation.

The key reasons which for investment in the Knysna economy and its people include the following:

  • Good infrastructure and basic services
  • Accessible via road (N2), rail and air (George Airport)
  • World renowned tourist destination
  • Foreign investment opportunities
  • Sufficient housing opportunities
  • Low crime rates
  • Excellent business support services
  • Ample industrial land and commercial space
  • Excellent educational facilities
  • Labour opportunities
  • Sound regulatory environment

18/03/2013 Knysna New Business Events Destination (Business Events Africa)

Contact Manager Economic Development:

Ms Ilse van Schalkwyk
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6358
Email: ivanschalkwyk@knysna.gov.za

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    Events on June 29, 2017
    Finance Governance and Economic Development Committee Meeting
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Finance Governance and Economic Development Committee Meeting
    Events on June 30, 2017
    Technical Services Committee Meeting
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Technical Services Committee Meeting
    Events on July 7, 2017
    Oyster Festival entrepreneurship market day
    Starts: 12:00 am Ends: July 17, 2017 - 12:00 am Location: Oyster Festival entrepreneurship market day Description: Oyster Festival entrepreneurship market day
    Events on July 27, 2017
    12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Events on August 8, 2017
    Planning and Integrated Human Settlements Committee
    12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Planning and Integrated Human Settlements Committee
    Events on August 10, 2017
    Finance Governance and Economic Development Committee
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Finance Governance and Economic Development Committee
    Events on August 15, 2017
    Community Services Committee Meeting
    12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Community Services Committee Meeting
    Events on August 16, 2017
    Technical Services Committee Meeting
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Technical Services Committee Meeting
    Events on August 27, 2017
    Mayoral Committee Meeting
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Knysna, South Africa Description: Mayoral Committee Meeting