The South Korean province Jeollanamdo is the optimal gateway connecting the Eurasian continent and the Pacific, located at the heart of Northeast Asia. It is the land of opportunities for businesses to move onto another level of success based on excellent industrial manpower, world-class infrastructure and attractive incentive systems.

Jeollanamdo’s Free Trade Zones have made remarkable achievements in attracting foreign-invested companies with its strong logistics capabilities for export and import.

Our key industries are…

Shipbuilding, machinery: Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, two of the world’s largest dockyards, and Deahan Heavy Industries, Korea Heavy Industries and Shinan Heavy Industries.

Renewable energy: Largest amount of insolation (4KWh/m²/day), largest wind farm, and the strongest ocean currents in Korea. KEPCO, the only electricity provider in South Korea has its HQ in our province and together with the provincial government of Jeollanam-do implementing various projects in the renewable energy sector including the Bitgaram Energy Valley.

Automobiles: Conveniently loacted for exporting automobiles and auto parts via international ports like Gwangyang and Mokpo.

Raw materials: Largest source of industrial raw materials in Korea. POSCO Gwangyang Steel Works has the largest steel capacity in the world. Largest petrochemcial/industrial complex in Korea is located in our province with GS Caltex, LG Chem, and BASF.

New materials: Conveniently located for supplying components to Gwangju KIA Motors and Samsung Electronics’ Gwangju factory.

Needless to say, Jeollanam-do is popular for farming, fishing and livestock produce and known as the province with the best traditional Korean food. Our province has the warmest weather on the peninsula, which helps to produce large amounts of agricultural produce in South Korea, leading as the number one producer for pears, pumpkins, onions, cabbage, rice, beans and barley.

The province established in Frankfurt, a European representative office in 2012. Unique from all the other South Korean provinces, Jeollanam-do operates independently from other large organisations or agencies, which allows effective workflow and relationships built on trust. 

Our representative team is determined to attract European investment and investors into the region especially for strategic industries such as new and renewable energies, marine industry, and agricultural foods. The Jeollanamdo Europe Office provides support to investors to find excellent opportunities to invest into various industries.

As the bridge between Europe and Jeollanamdo, we are looking forward to hearing about your interest and further inquiries regarding your investment in our province.

Download our brochure about Jeollanamdo’s investment attractiveness here.

Jeollanamdo Overview:

Capital: Muan

Population: 1.9 million

Islands: 2,219 around the province

3 airports (Muan International Airport, Yeosu Airport, Gwangju Airport)

2 Seaports (Gwangyang Port, Mokpo New Port)

If you have never been to South Korea or our province, take a look at this video. We will take you on a short-trip to Jeollanamdo.


For more information about Jeollanamdo, visit the official website: