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The previous Free State Investment Promotion Agency(FIPA) has been incorporated into the Free State Development Corporation as of 8 June 2010.

business people The Free State Development Corporation (FDC) is the official economic development, trade and investment corporation for the Free State Province, South Africa, and is located in the capital Bloemfontein.

We are the first point of contact for foreign and local investors, local exporters and local entrepreneurs who wish to take advantage of the unlimited opportunities in the Free State Province and the services offered by FDC.

The main services offered by the Free State Development Corporation include:

  • SMME support – both financial and non-financial

  • Providing investors with a comprehensive service in setting up business

  • Providing export ready Free State companies with assistance in identifying new markets and export opportunities for their products.

  • Property development and management


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      • Capital: Bloemfontein
      • Languages: 64.4% Sesotho, 11.9% Afrikaans, 9.1% isiXhosa
      • Population density: 23 people per square kilometre
      • Area 129, 480 km²
      • Share of total SA area 10.6%