According to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Bangladesh is the 34th largest economy in the world.
Goldman Sachs recently listed Bangladesh in their "The Next Eleven" (N-11) rising nations list. And if Bangladesh's economy rises, then Chittagong is going to be the home ground for all of its development.
Chittagong is the wealthiest region of Bangladesh. The region is blessed with natural resources, such as gas, and a great variety of seafood in the Bay of Bengal. There are a lot of resources in the mountains of Chittagong hill tracts still waiting to be discovered and exploited.
Chittagong Port was known to Portuguese as Porto Grande. Arabs, Persians, Mughal, Arakanese, Portuguese, British and Pakistanis, all came to Chittagong in search of wealth.
Bangladesh is home to over 168 million people and 2/3 of the country's exports and imports go through Chittagong Port. A market of 168 millions is definitely a lucrative one for any brand, product or corporation.
Only the manufacturing industry of Chittagong represents about 40% of the total GDP of Bangladesh. Chittagong is the financial and commercial force moving the country forward to its development.