Machakos County is strategically located 30 minutes from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, a regional gateway that connects Kenya to the regional and global markets. Machakos is also located along the Mombasa – Kampala highway. This strategic location, when compared to other food-basket areas in Kenya, positions the county as easily accessible by both road and air transport to facilitate hustle-free imports and exports.
Machakos County plays host to a number of major investors in different sectors including the mining, hospitality, manufacturing, agriculture and the food industry.
Some major investors in the county include:-
|Kyaka Hotel||East Africa Portland cement|
|Maanzoni Lodge||Norda Industries|
|Elena Lodge||East Africa Recycling Plants|
|Lloyd Masika||Mabati Rolling Mills|
|Blue Triangle Cement||Bamburi Cement|
|Mombasa Cement||Simba Cement|
|Savanna Cement||Kapa Oil Refineries|
|Athi-River Mining||London distillery|
|Devki Steel Ltd.|
Kenya also plays a major role as Africa’s business hub playing host to a number of blue-chip companies such as IBM, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, General Electric, Google, World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), Foton Automobiles and South Africa’s Rand Bank among others.