Manufacturing and industrial zone site location decisions are irrevocable. The right location decision can have a profound effect on a firm’s success at meeting its strategic, operational and financial objectives. The wrong decision can put it at a competitive disadvantage and, at worst, out of business in a particular market. Determining the optimal industrial zone or site to establish a manufacturing operation can be a daunting task; particularly in developing economies that notoriously lack accurate and reliable information on investment and operating costs and conditions. Nowhere is this more true than in Myanmar, widely considered as Asia’s final frontier economy and today’s rock star investment destination.

Yangon Industrial Zones and Infrastructure Map
Source: Tractus Research and Analysis

As one of the earliest business advisory firms to enter the Myanmar market following the suspension of US sanctions on Myanmar in 2012, Tractus has been at the forefront of understanding, analyzing and helping investors make informed about where and how to invest in Myanmar. Backed by more than 20 years of experience leading foreign direct investment decisions across Asia’s industrial zones, Tractus has advised investors in Myanmar on investment decisions in porcelain, garment, automotive part, pharmaceutical, animal feed, construction material manufacturing, mining and industrial mineral processing. Tractus has helped those companies and many more trading into and developing growth strategies in the country.

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About the author

Joshua is Tractus’ lead manager for the company’s Myanmar office and was Tractus’ first full time employee dedicated to the country. Since 2012, Joshua has led Tractus’ engagements in Myanmar including advising on more than US$31.5 million in direct investment decisions in the mining, porcelain, animal feed, garment and pharmaceutical sectors. Recent projects have included investment cash flow modeling, risk probability analysis, industrial site selection, supply chain analysis and government advocacy on licensing and approvals among others. Joshua sits on the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce Myanmar Chapter and is an active member of both the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand and Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce as well as the Canada Asean Business Council. Joshua has spoken extensively on the topic of Myanmar including at forums in Toronto and New York as well as in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. As one of the earliest business advisors on the ground following the suspensions of US sanctions, Joshua’s opinions are regularly sought after and have been printed in regional media as well as the Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor.

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