As the Mayor of the Daegu Metropolitan City, it is my great
pleasure and honor to introduce to you Daegus small and
medium-sized businesses and their products.
Located in the southeastern part of the Korean Peninsula, Daegu
is the nations third largest city. Based on sufficient
experiences in hosting international sporting events and
meetings, Daegu has organized various international events, such
as the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 and World Energy
Conference 2013. In addition, the World Water Forum will take
place in 2015.
Daegu also boasts of its convenient and efficient transportation
network which includes the KTX high speed train, international
airport, highways and roads. Koreas capital, Seoul, is 100
minutes away from Daegu by KTX and four of its major ports are
within one hour or so drive.
Daegus major industries are machinery, auto parts, textile,
textile machinery and IT. However, you will also find that the
city has a lot more to offer when you do business with its many
I hope that this Business Guide with QR codes will assist you in
finding your best business partners in Daegu and what you have
been looking for in your business.
With this, I would like to ask for your great interest in Daegus
small and medium-sized businesses. I also hope that their
products will be much appreciated and loved by you.
Thank you very much.
Mayor of Daegu Metropolitan City, Korea
General Information of
Daegu General status Daegu is located part
southeastern interior of the Korean Peninsula and there are Mt.
Palgong in north, Mt. Daedeok and Mt. Bisel in south. Daegu is a
basin city which is surrounded by gentle hill area. The Sincheon
Stream flows across the center of the city, Geumho River in north
rotates around from east to west side, joins with Nakdong River
and flows to south. Geographical environment North latitude 35°36
East longitude 128°21 ~ 128°46
Surface area 885.61㎢ Weather Average temperature: 13.2 ℃ Average
rainfall: 878mm Population and generation status Population is
2,524,890 and the number of household is 960,256.
Industry & Economy
Manufacturing business There are 7,286 business
enterprises in 14 industrial complexes. We are in the middle of
building Daegu Technopolis and Daegu National Industrial Park to
create business-friendly environment and to resolve the land
shortage for industrial use. Venture
Infrastructure There are 2,378 ventures and Innobiz
companies, 17 district venture infrastructures being built in
such as Daegu Soft Town (ICT Park), Venture Factory, Daegu
Knowledge Service Center, High-tech Industrial Support Center,
Daegu Fusion R&D Center, etc. And there are 234 business
enterprises that are moved into 8 Business Incubator Centers
within Kyungpook National University, Keimyung University,
Yeungnam College of Science & Technology, etc.
Science technology Public laboratory such as
Korea Textile Development Institute, Korea Institute of dying
Technology, Korea Fashion Industrial Institute, etc., Innovation
Support Institution, Local-Based Research Center, University
Emphasis Institute, Engineering Research Center, Local Science
and Research Complex, and R&D Center which is specified from
government are being managed to leap as hub city of science
technology. Trade The amount of export of local
business is 7 billion and 10 million USD, the amount of import is
3.5 billion and 32 million USD, export performance by country is
China (23.2%), USA (13.4%), and Japan (6.9%), export performance
by product is machinery (41.7%), electrical and electronics
(20.4%), textile (16.9%).