The fourth largest city, Belagavi houses India’s first notified Aerospace Precision Engineering and Manufacturing SEZ center. Rich deposits of bauxite and 200 foundries producing over 70,000 tons of automotive and industrial casting of ferrous base has made it an important center for manufacture of heavy machine tools and high pressure oil hydraulics.
The district has 24 Sugar factories, 8 Medium scale Enterprise Units, Aerospace, Aluminium (Hindalco), Hindustan Latex Limited to name a few.
The locational advantage of being right in the middle of Bengaluru – Mumbai region is a major advantage in developing the region as a support base for Automobile and Aerospace industries here. Belagavi spread across 13,433 sq. km comprises of 10 taluks namely Athani, Ballhongal, Belagavi, Chikkodi, Gokak, Hukkeri, Khanapur, Ramdurg, Raybag & Saundatti.