EghtesadOnline: A total of 495 industrial clusters have been identified in Iran by July 21, based on a recent report published by the Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization.
According to Asghar Masaheb, the deputy head of the organization, feasibility studies have been carried out for 179 cluster expansion projects, as feasibility studies have begun for 18 more projects in 13 provinces, ISIPO wrote on its website.
Industry cluster, also known as business cluster, is a geographical concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers and associated institutions in a particular field.
Formed in all fields of activity, including industry, services, agriculture, arts and handicrafts, clusters help increase productivity that help companies compete nationally and internationally.
With a total of 500 industrial parks, 322 industrial zones, three special economic zones, 65 specialized industrial and economic zones, six science parks, 37 centers for technological and business services, two telecommunications and software service complexes, 45,912 production firms and 3,058 workshops, ISIPO has so far created 935,868 jobs in Iranian provinces.