In 2007, Br68 billion was invested in the economic and social development of the region. Investment was up 19.8% as against 2006 (the target was 15.8%).
Some Br42.8 billion (62.9% of the total investment) was invested in the construction of industrial facilities, Br27.5 billion to purchase machinery, equipment and vehicles. The region invested Br25.2 billion (37.1%) in construction of non-production facilities.
Investments in the agricultural sector made up Br27.3 billion (40.1%).
In 2007, Br12.1 billion worth of loans was used to build housing. The region also invested Br2,454 million in the construction of a utilities company.