Enugu Coalition of Business and Professional Associations (ECOBPA) started in July 2008 as Enugu Business Forum (EBF), a loose association of professional and business associations.
It was an initiative of the leadership of the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), and based on the need to have a common platform for business and professional associations to articulate and pursue common business issues and agenda to improve the business environment in Enugu State.




ECOBPA is located in Enugu State, southeast Nigeria. The state has 17 Local Government Areas with a total population of about 4 million.

Educational Institutions in the State include: University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), College of Education (Technical) Enugu, College of Education (Eha-Amufu), School of Physiotherapy Studies (Oji River), and other privately established Institutions, such as OSISATECH, Caritas University, Godfrey Okoye University. There is also the National Open University.


 Enugu State has a fully developed Industrials Infrastructure. The Emene Industrial Estate remains the prime Industrial site and there is concerted effort to establish other industrial estates in all the local government areas of the State.

Enugu has a functional International Airport within the Emene Industrial Area. It is interesting to note that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu has equally started Cargo Operations which will go a long way to enhance economic activities. There is adequate satellite telecommunications and excellent network of the Federal and State highways. There are over 52 industries operating in the state. Three of which are large scale. These include Innoson Motors, Project Development Agency (PRODA) and Nigeria Breweries Plc.

Enugu is fast growing into a mega cosmopolitan industrial and business city with the inflow of major financial and corporate manufacturing concerns.


The main agricultural produce in the state are rice, palm produce, cassava, yam, cashew nut and citrus fruits.

The state also has a substantial amount of mineral deposits. Notable among them is coal which earned Enugu the sobriquet: “The Coal City”.


Investment opportunities for which local raw materials are available include battery manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, industrial starch and adhesive, pottery and ceramics, coal-based industries, manufacturing of automobile parts for the motor manufacturing industry and food and fruit juice processing.

Enugu State offers veritable platform and the right investment environment investors and potential investors.