Business and Economy in BulandshahrBulandshahr is primarily a religious city with many historical ruins, ancient temples, and ghats of river Ganga. Bulandshahr has been slow to urbanization yet there is no dearth of factories and manufacturing units that have contributed significantly to its economic development. Bulandshahr is gradually opening up to different service sectors especially IT and retail. The burgeoning middle class in Bulandshahr is opening up to the different glamour of modern city life like spas, boutiques, fitness centres and multiplexes.
Bulandshahr is also very popular with pilgrims and tourists especially during annual festivals. Tourism generates significant revenue throughout the year. Several luxury and budget friendly hotels and restaurants do good business all year around especially when there is a high influx of tourists in the city.
Agriculture sector is predominant in Bulandshahr and agro-based industries are major revenue earners and source of employment of the local people. There are 894 Agra-based units in Bulandshahr.
Railways in Bulandshahr are also a very profitable sector. With it connecting local passengers and tourists to all parts of Uttar Pradesh and to major cities in the country.
Bulandshahr is internationally renowned for ceramics, pottery and handicrafts. Bulandshahr is home to thousands of factories and small-scale industries that manufacture traditional pottery and other handicrafts. Wooden furnitures manufactured in Bulandshahr also have a great demand. Handicrafts provide fruitful business opportunities in the city. There are 278 units for readymade garments and embroidery, 333 units of wooden furniture, 102 units of electrical machinery and transport equipment and 184 metal-based units in Bulandshahr.
The major exportable items are ceramics items and steel pipes. Sectors that have great growth potential in Bulandshahr are transformer insulators, milk and allied products, ceramic handicraft items, crockery, ceramic tiles and bathroom/toilet items
The Khurja pottery cluster in Bulandshahr district have 300 units organized under it which are engaged in the production of various types of ceramic products such as stoneware and bone china crockery, chemical porcelain, decorative wares, high tension and low tension insulators, and sanitary wares. Many pottery manufacturers use integrated production beginning from raw material processing to firing. The manufactures are members of the Khurja Pottery Manufacturers Association (KPMA). Additionally, the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CG&CRI) provides research and technical facilities to the manufacturing units for their growth and development. These efforts have led to the tremendous growth of Ceramic Industry in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Although there are limited business opportunities in Bulandshahr yet the small-scale industries are the largest revenue earners. The emerging middle class of Bulandshahr have contributed to the growth of its economy. Several shopping complexes and cinema halls are masking huge profit margins in Bulandhshahr. Hospitality and tourism industry is also flourishing in Bulandshahr and bringing in opportunities for higher income and employment.