Subsistence agriculture is practiced with Coffee, Maize and drought-resistant crops such as sorghum and millet being grown. However, the County also plays host to the open air market concept with major market days where large amounts of produce are traded. Fruits, vegetables and other food stuffs like maize and beans are sold in these markets.
The county has been selected as the home to the upcoming Konza Technology City due to its proximity to Nairobi, good infrastructure and availability of massive chunks of land. Machakos County, Nairobi’s Eastern neighbour, is home to important industrial and residential centers like Athi River and Mlolongo.
Some of the strengths in the county are:
- Closeness to Nairobi County which is the capital city of the country.
- Availability of massive Arable Land
- Well endowed with natural capital including livestock, minerals, wild game, tourists attraction sites, range land and space