ABOUT US

The emergence of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the world coincides with the end of the 15th century. The first establishment to be named as the Chamber of Commerce is the Marseille Chamber of Commerce, and the year of establishment is 1600.

The first Chamber of Commerce in North America was established in New York in 1768. The first Chamber of Commerce in Canada was opened in Halifax in 1804.

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ELAZIĞ PROVINCE

Elazığ was established at the foot of the historical Harput Castle, in Eastern Anatolia. Altitude of the city is 1067 meters. According to the available historical sources, the oldest inhabitants of Harput are Hurrians. (BC 2000) After Hurrians, Hittites got the control of the region. After BC 1000, Urartus got the control for a long time.

As the settlement of Elazığ, the history of the region is very old. For this reason we need to consider the history of Elazığ together with the history of Harput.

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INVESTMENT CLIMATE

Elazığ has two organized industrial zones (OIZ). One of them is for animal products only, a unique example in Turkey. Food and marble are the dominant sectors in the other OIZ. Elazığ has a small industry site with 1049 workplaces employing 5000 people. In all OIZs, different incentives for businesses are available. An additional 221 hectare area opened to new businesses in the recent history.

Natural gas infrastructure was provided to all firms in OIZ. On Elazığ OIZ campus, there are service units such as Fırat University Mine High School, Customs Directorate, Worker Health and Work Safety Unit and Fire Department.

KEY SECTORS

Elazığ has two organized industrial zones (OIZ). One of them is for animal products only, a unique example in Turkey. Food and marble are the dominant sectors in the other OIZ. Elazığ has a small industry site with 1049 workplaces employing 5000 people. In all OIZs, different incentives for businesses are available. An additional 221 hectare area opened to new businesses in the recent history.

Natural gas infrastructure was provided to all firms in OIZ. On Elazığ OIZ campus, there are service units such as Fırat University Mine High School, Customs Directorate, Worker Health and Work Safety Unit and Fire Department.