Being the IT area of Kochi, Kakkanad is home for the second largest IT industrial park in Kerala, the Kochi InfoPark
, and also for the upcoming as well as the largest IT industrial township in the state, the Kochi SmartCity
. Kakkanad is also home for a Software Export Promotion Zone (SEPZ). The international submarine cable systems landing in Kochi has their nodes installed in Kakkanad. The CSEZ houses the Muthoot Technopolis
which is occupied by The Cognizant Technology Solutions, Williamslea and the Sutherland Global Solutions.
An industrial Quarter of Kochi:
Kakkanad is home for a portion of the industrial base of Kochi. It is home for the Cochin Special Economic Zone
(CSEZ). Carborundum Universal Limited has a unit near the technopolis. Industrial projects[specify] like Fashion City are proposed in Kakkanad. This has led to several builders setting up projects here.
The Broadcasting Hub of Kochi:
Kakkanad is also the broadcasting hub of Kochi. It is home for the terrestrial relay station of the national television broadcaster, the Doordarshan. Prasar Bharati, the corporation controlling the public broadcast, has a marketing division at Kakkanad.Kakkanad also hosts the state-owned Kochi FM Radio.