SME Cluster Series 2013 - Nashik

SME Cluster Series 2013 : Nashik


Dun & Bradstreet India (D&B India) reinforces its commitment towards supporting the development of small and medium enterprises with the launch of its cluster-based publication series - SME Cluster Series 2013: Nashik in association with Union Bank of India.

The country’s SME segment is regarded as one of the key growth engines of the Indian economy. Its 8% contribution towards the country’s GDP has played a pivotal role in sustaining the nation’s growth story over a period of time. The SME segment contributes to 45% of manufacturing output and 40% of the country’s exports. It provides livelihood to a large section of the population by employing over 73 million people. By manufacturing more than 6,000 products, the SME segment has established its presence across most of the major industries. In the process, the SME segment has drawn the attention of several government institutions, corporate bodies and banks as it is perceived as an agent of economic transformation and growth.

The current publication, SME Cluster Series 2013: Nashik focuses on the SMEs in the Nashik region. It attempts to draw insights and highlight the operational characteristics, funding preferences, aspects of information technology adoption and benefits and challenges of operating in a cluster among others.

SME Cluster Series 2013: Nashik upholds D&B’s heritage of providing insights and information that facilitate enterprises to take informed decisions. D&B will harness its time-tested expertise in providing business information to the benefit of small and medium companies, as this publication amply reflects.

I hope you enjoy reading the publication, and look forward to receiving your suggestions.

Kaushal Sampat
President & CEO - India
Dun & Bradstreet