Since long, this beautiful city has been a major industrial spot and an essential urban center in the Eastern as well as North Eastern province. It has also been commanding an authoritative position in trade & commerce. The Administrative Headquarters is positioned in Kolkata from the period of British rule. The district occupies 17th place in the State in respect of its size with an area of 185.39 sq. Km. the industries types in Kolkata are agro based, soda water, cotton textile, wool, silk, jute, wood etc.
Kolkata is home to some of the significant large-scale industries such as M/s. Hindustan Development Corpn. Ltd, M/s. Indian Oxygen Ltd, M/s. Modern Bread Industry Ltd, M/s. Eveready Battery, M/s. Britania Biscuit Co. Ltd., M/s. Boroline Industries, M/s. Usha Fan Industry Ltd., etc.
The major industrial areas in Kolkata are Garment Park, Beliaghata; Sunrise City,IT park; Kolkata Leather Complex, SEZ; Taratala I.E; Beliaghata I.E; Tangra I.E. Ph-II, Pagladanga (Udayan) I.E, Maniktala I.E, Ultadanga Mini I.E, Khidderpore I.E. Moreover, the cost generally charged for goods transportation from Kolkata is $. The prices may vary in accordance with the type, weight, quantity of material and distance to be travelled.