Many advantages when operating in Verulam
Beyond the town’s own residents, businesses have access to labour in the nearby neighbourhoods of Inanda and Ndwedwe. Given the region’s historical significance, there are opportunities for developments embracing tourism in the northern and coastal regions. Residents from these neighbourhoods would be suited to providing the manpower.
The KwaZulu-Natal north coast has attracted substantial development in the past 20 years, with Verulam being on the doorstep of Umhlanga Ridge, King Shaka International Airport, the international logistics hub Dube TradePort, Cornubia mixed use commercial and residential development node and Sibaya Casino node.
Surrounding the Verulam town centre is land available for a range of uses from residential housing developments to industrial and commercial property areas and developments in the more rural areas close to the neighbourhood. Potential development opportunities supported by local businesses include facilities for youth development like computer centres, public transport facilities and road upgrading, redevelopment of older buildings, providing services to land parcels and providing space for expanding existing businesses.
Manufacturers within the broader Verulam area have access to a sound transport infrastructure. Located off the R102, Verulam has good linkages to the N2 and M4 to the east and to King Shaka International Airport and Dube TradePort.