How industrial is Penang?

By Chan Huan Chiang, Ong Wooi Leng

March 2010 FEATURE
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Since the 1970s, Penang has seen itself as an industrial centre for the country. But what do we know about our investors, be they foreign or local? And how effective are investments in our key industries? What are the jobs they create, and how many? And do our industries differ in significant ways from those found in other parts of the country?What is the growth potential of industrial investments?Everybody knows that output can only come with inputs. Factory operations rely...

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Chan Huan Chiang

is a senior research fellow at the Penang Institute.

Ong Wooi Leng

heads the Socioeconomics and Statistics Programme at Penang Institute. Her work lies in labour market analysis and socio-economic development.