Economic Activities in Hawassa City
Trades and Industries
Hawassa City has been envisaged as a center of mechanized agriculture in Emperor Hailesselasie Regime and Later in Dergue regime it was given an attention for industry. The establishment of regional planning commissions and the promotion of state–led industrial development in the 1980s under the socialist regime had contributed to the expansion of towns such as Hawassa, Bahir Dar and Dessie/Kombolcha. In this time factories such as Textile, Ceramics, Floor and others were established. This trend has been in constant growth and Hawassa is becoming an attractive center for industrialization.