The aim of the department is to strengthen trade development by enhancing interactions with business community through promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation carried out in participatory workshops and exhibitions.
Each section has its functions as follows:
-promotes trade through creation of an enabling business and investment environment for business to thrive in the County.
Industrialization –formulates and oversees implementation of County domestic policies for Industry, Weights & Measures and Betting Control.
– provides advice on development and implementation of an effective programs for application and transfer of appropriate technologies to facilitate the growth, development and graduation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises into the cooperative societies.
enforces compliance with cooperative legislation for all cooperative movements in the County and revival of defunct and formation of new cooperatives. It also ensures compliance with the Cooperatives Societies Act for the overall management of the cooperative activities.
Tourism and wildlife management-implements County and National Tourism Policies and Programs by liaising with The Kenya Wildlife Service, Conservation Agencies and Organizations and the County Government and promotes conservation through community engagement. This position is responsible for the overall management of matters related to marketing, planning, and regulation of the tourism industry in the County.
One of the key priority areas in this sector is the regular mutual interaction and engagement with the business community which enhances an enabling environment possible for public and private sector to grow and thrive. In addition, the department is focused in promoting tourism and the conservation of wildlife.