"The focus of the summit would be on emerging areas such as start-ups, design, intelligent cities, IT/ITes, financial hub, industrial infrastructure, skill and services and cluster leadership for MSME sectors", West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra told reporters here.

Pointing out some of the macro economic data, Mitra said the state gross value added (GVA) at factor cost has seen a consistent rising trend with growth in 2014-15 at 10.48 percent, 9.67 percent in 2013-14 and 8.18 percent in 2012-13.

He said many players like TCS, Cognizant, Wipro, Dalmia, JSW, Emami, Tata Hitachi, who already are present, are either expanding their business or setting up new projects in the state.

Mitra said the summit, which will start on January 8, would help investors understand the potential of the state in various sectors and will create opportunities to interact with policy makers and government officials.

In the last business summit in January 2015, the state saw announcement of an investment of Rs 2.43 lakh crore.

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