Tatu City has been recognized at the Free Zones Awards 2021 by fDi Intelligence. Tatu won in the category of Large Tenants and received an honourable mention for its skills training for the local community.

fDi Intelligence, a financial times service, assembled six independent judges to assess the best free zones in the world, according to Alex Irwin-Hunt, Global Markets Editor, fDi Intelligence.

Tatu City was also recognized for its pioneering work with the local community at the new city development. Rendeavour and Tatu City have provided free skills training to over 1,000 members of the local community and serve 1,400 meals to local primary schools each day.

Current development at Tatu City is valued at more than Ksh. 130 billion. The development is owned and developed by Rendeavour, whose shareholders are from the United States, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom.

Currently at Tatu City Special Economic Zone (SEZ), more than 60 local, regional and multi-national businesses have opened or started development. These include industry leaders such as Dormans, Cooper K-Brands, KWAL (Distell), Cold Solutions, Chandaria Industries, Kim-Fay, Davis and Shirtliff, Copia, FFS, Twiga Foods and Stecol, among others.

Residential developments at Tatu City include Unity Homes, Lifestyle Heights and Kijani Ridge. So far, more than 5,000 homes are completed or under construction and Crawford International and Nova Pioneer schools educate more than 3,000 students daily.

“This is really an example of how free zones are much more than just investment destinations. Free zones are not only centres of production and economic activity. They also play an important role in local communities,” said Irwin-Hunt of fDi.