Lucknow is the Capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh.This metro city is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division. Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city, and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The economy of Lucknow city was earlier based on the tertiary sector with about majority of the workforce being employed as government servants. Large-scale industrial establishments are low compared to other north Indian state capitals like New Delhi and Chandigarh. Currently the economy is growing with the contributions from more professionals in the fields of IT, Manufacturing and processing and Medical/Bio-Technology. Business-promoting institutions viz. CII and EDII have a presence in city. On October 2010, Lucknow Ranked 6th among all the cities in India for fastest job-creation, City has steadily grown into a competitive IT centre.
Lucknow has a great potential in handicraft sector and it accounts for 60% of the total exports from the state. The state has emerged as a hub for IT and ITES industries including software, BPOs and electronics. The major export items from are marble products, textiles, handicrafts, art pieces, gems and jewellery, textiles, electronics, software, computer, hardware & software, apparel, brass work, silk, leather and leather goods, glass items, art metal, chemicals. City have promoted Public?Private Partnerships in big way in various sectors such as power, roads, expressways, education.