Coimbatore (Kovai) is the Manchester of South India due to its textile and hosiery industries. The 2nd largest city of TamilNadu, Coimbatore is also one of the fastest growing cities of India because of its industrial base, predominantly engineering and textile.
It's also the hub for education, IT and health care by virtue of its high literacy level close to 75%. Kovai is also adjudged as the 8th among the first batch of 20 smart cities based on performance and expenditure. For all these reasons, Coimbatore is the preferred destination for investment.