Highest Foreign Direct Investment (FD) inflow during 2000-19
Maharashtra is the automobile manufacturing hub of the country.
Mumbai, the state’s capital is known as the financial capital of India and houses the headquarters of major corporate and financial institutions.

Last Update : 11-07-20

  • Maharashtra lies on the western coast of India. It is the third largest state in India, occupying approximately 9.4% of the country’s total geographical area.
  • The state is well connected to all the major markets with 4 international and 7 domestic airports, over 303,000 km of road network and 6,165 km of rail network.
  • The state’s coastline of 720 km and presence of 55 ports facilitate about 22% of the total cargo transport in India.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the largest container port in the country, is connected to 34 Container Freight Stations (CFS) and 46 Inland Container Depots (ICD).
  • The state has a total installed power capacity of over 43,000 MW.
For enhancing Ease of Doing Business, several reforms and various initiatives have been taken:
  • MAITRI physical bureau and online portal for Single Point Interface with the State Government.
  • Dedicated desk for the exporters being operationalized.
  • Common Application Forum (CAF) for all 44 services across 18 Departments of State Government online.
  • In February 2018, USISPF Vice Chairman and President of Emerson Electric, Ed Monser led a CEO delegation to the Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence 2018 Summit which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
  • In April 2020, USISPF organized a a webinar with the senior officials of Government of Maharashtra and MIDC, to discuss the response efforts in the state with our member companies, business continuity, challenges and support required from Industry with regard to COVID 19 crisis.
  • On June 15, 2020, Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President and CEO, USISPF and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray signed an MoU where USISPF will be the exclusive industry association partner for the state of Maharashtra and will support the Government in it’s outreach to attract further FDI from the US.
  • Electronic System Design and Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
  • Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Auto and Auto component
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Textile and Garments



Chief Minister: Uddhav Thackeray
Chief Secretary: Sanjay Kumar
Minister for Industries: Subhash Desai
Principal Secretary, Sherpa Initiative: Bhushan Gagrani
Principal Secretary, Industries: Venugopal Reddy