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The IT/ITES Sector and Economic Policy at the Sub-national Level in India

Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services firms in India are exploring greenfield sites in the country to mitigate rising wages, high staff turnover, and crumbling infrastructure in the established industrial clusters. This has opened a window of opportunity for secondary urban centres or second-tier cities. Eager to capitalise on the benefits that the IT/ITES sector can bring, sub-national governments are moving to position themselves to attract this investment. This article argues that effective policymaking must be based on an understanding of the locational drivers of the IT/ITES sector, the specific needs of different industry "clusters", as well as the policy options open to sub-national governments.
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