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Long economic crisis brought the impact on the rate of growth in various sectors, including in the Industrial Sector. Activities in the industrial sector Garut Regency, is still dominated by small and medium industry, which in general is a household industry.
Potential to become a small industry mainstay commodities Garut regency consists of a leather tannery industry, leather jacket, batik industry, natural silk, dodol, vetiver root oil industry and handicrafts plaited bamboo. Of various commodities that have, some of which have been recorded penetrate export markets such as black tea, green tea, rubber, false eyelash, the root of fragrant oil, leather jacket, sheet leather and silk cloth.
However, the role of this sector has not become the mainstay in the industrial sector's contribution to the GDP. This gives indications that this sector still needs to be developed and optimized, so that it can sustain economic activity and development.
Garut district is not an industrial area, but agriculture area. Therefore, as a vision in Garut regency, Garut has policy about industry in agriculture based (agro-industry). Number of business units of this type of industry reached 82% of other types of industry with the number of employees reaches 73% of the workforce in other industries. The number of centers, business units, labor, investment, and production value of the four types of industry in Garut Regency presented in this table.
Table Capacity Based on Type of Industry in Kabupaten Garut