The economic map has been changing for Negeri Sembilan business with the Manufacturing sector out growing every other sector in the Negeri Sembilan economy.
In 1990 the percentage of state GDP attributed to the manufacturing sector was 30.1% and that has grown to 41.8% in 2010.
In the same timeframe only the services industry has shown a rise in GDP from 43.3% to 48.5%, whereas the traditional mainstay of the Negeri Sembilan economy Agriculture has reduced from 23% to 8.1%.
The Negeri Sembilan agriculture industry has not actually reduced output by any significant amount it is just the other two sectors have experienced growth and agriculture has not. All this bodes well for the Negeri Sembilan economy especially if these growth rates can be maintained.
Negeri Sembilan Investment
Sustaining economic growth means investment and there appears to be no shortage of companies wanting to expand their operations by investing in Negeri Sembilan as part of their own corporate growth policies.
As recently as November 6th 2010 the worlds largest beverage manufacturer Coca Cola reaffirmed its commitment to Malaysia by announcing an RM1 billion investment programme for the next 5 years.
A large part of the investment is for Coca Cola Bottlers Sdn Bhd who are building a new plant on a greenfield site in the Enstek Technology Park in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.
The state of the art factory is set to commence operations in the first quarter of 2011 and it will be a modern environmentally friendly factory with enough capacity to satisfy national demand.
Coca Cola are not alone as there is a long list of multi national conglomerates including Samsung, Phillip Morris, Nestle Food and Esso with a significant presence in Negeri Sembilan.
2010 saw the French hypermarket chain Carrefour open its first outlet in Rahang in NS to become its 21st store in Malaysia.
After nearly 20 years of retail experience in Malaysia alone, Carrefour is proud that 95% of its goods are locally sourced from within Malaysia giving encouragement to any budding Negeri Sembilan entrepreneurs wanting to join the supply chain.