Industries & Mining
The county has a number of factories which add value to agricultural products. These are mainly owned by the various tea and coffee cooperatives societies. There are also factories processing livestock products such as milk, owned by farmer’s cooperatives. There are other factories in the county producing bread and animal feeds. These are in small scale and mainly found in Meru town.
Mining is the exploration and extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth for economic interest to the miner. In the county this economic activity has not been fully exploited.
The major mining activities include production of building stones and ballast in small quantities in areas of Imenti Central and Imenti South.
The county’s potential for mining is low given that the area is largely agricultural. Mining potential has not been exploited and a research to explore any mining potential may be conducted to indicate potentials in the county