Welcome to NCER

A World Class Economic Region by 2025

Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) is established with an aim to accelerate economic growth in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia, encompassing the states of Kedah, Penang, Perak and Perlis. Since its inception in 2007, NCER has evolved progressively and consistently, aligned with the government’s effort to promote inclusive & sustainable development to reduce regional imbalances and provide equitable economic growth across the country in line with our Regional Policy of Concentrated Decentralisation.

To sustain this growth momentum and achieve fair wealth distribution, the region continuously spearheaded bold measures to pave the way for innovative and sustainable initiatives that contribute to the optimal well-being and shared prosperity of the rakyat. Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) has been crafting the way in formulating the holistic strategies and implementing various initiatives. This is achieved by leveraging on the strengths of all four states to form a synergy in enhancing the job creations, encourage entrepreneurship, achieve high income and attract private investments.

NCER welcomes foreign investment and business opportunities through a conducive and secured environment for investors. Its close proximity and economic links to key export markets in Asia as well its strategic location makes NCER an attractive destination of any business operations.

Our Attributes

Strategic Location

Prominent position within Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) to facilitate seamless business and trading activities

Dynamic and Comprehensive Infrastructure

Well-developed infrastructure for smooth connectivity and efficient business operations with widespread transportation, utilities and telecommunication infrastructure

Global Business Ecosystems

Renowned as international business destination attributing to over 40 years presence of various multinational companies (MNCs) in making the region as one of their global hubs.

Essential Role to Nation’s Food Security

Providing to more than a third of the nation’s paddy demand in addition to significant contribution to other agricultural products and agro-based industries.

Internationally Recognised Tourism Destination

Home to several UNESCO world heritage sites, the region continues to be the preferred holiday spot through an inclusive tourism offerings.

Steady Flow of Talents

Supplying steady pool of workforce through various integrated tertiary education facilities with upskilling opportunities and on the job trainings at various business establishments.

Future Ready

Being the gamechanger by embracing the latest technology to remain competitive and staying relevant for current and future landscape.

NCER Strategic Framework

We are committed to achieve the development goal guided by an inclusive Strategic Framework aligned with the nation’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030.

NCER Priority Sectors

Our priority sectors cover the spectrum of industries to benefit everyone in the region.

Key Projects in NCER

Our notable projects cover a magnitude of scopes across all states.

Explore states in NCER

Discover NCER’s states for investment opportunities and how these states will support your global ambition.