Commerce and Industries Department’s main focus is to promote industrial development in the state of Sikkim. The department was first established as a “Directorate of Industries” in 1977 for imparting training to the youths in making traditional handloom and handicraft products.
In the year 2003, the Directorate was re-christened as the “Department of Commerce & Industries” with the objective of bringing about rapid industrialization in the state based on its natural resources such as flora, fauna, animal husbandry, food processing, forest produce, tourism, hydro power etc. With package of incentives and subsidies from the central government and with the state, too, chipping in to promote local employment and local units, the government made plans to attract investments in a big way. Sikkim has several advantages over other States. For one it is a very Peaceful State and secondly it has no insurgency problem. This kind of environment augurs well for anyone wanting to invest in setting up industries or other business ventures.