Welcome to Gyeongsangbuk-do!

Gyeongsangbuk-do (GyeongBuk) has been playing a pivotal role in the economic achievement of South Korea for the last 40 years. It was the major member of “the miracle of Han River” and the 8.2% annual economic growth rate of South Korea.

It has successfully grown into the wellspring of the profit-maximizing businesses and is now ready to invite more business enterprises with business friendly environment and supporting policy.

The industrial complexes in Gyeongsangbuk-do have been strategically formed to benefit from the geographical advantages, technological efficiency, and research capabilities. The extension of the mutual cooperation is enhancing our industrial synergy and competitiveness more than ever. The most distinguished are Display & IT Complex in Gumi, Steel Manufacturing in Pohang, Automobile Parts in Gyeongju, Textiles and Machinery in Gyeongsan & Chilgok.

Foreign Direct Investment into the province has amounted to US$ 5.6 billion for the last five-year period with our all-out efforts and support. Gyeongsangbuk-do has already succeeded in having the world-renowned companies such as Philips from Netherlands, Thales and Valeo from France, Asahi Glass and Toray from Japan, and Corning from the U.S.A. well settled in the area. Continuing to their successful operations, we keep striving to make the province the best place to do business and to invest in by providing various incentives such as cash grant, tax break extension, and subsidies for land and facility, of course, accompanied by our consistent policies and goodwill

As nurturing the future of the industries with well- aimed schemes has been a part of our investment projects, we began to foster Pohang as a hub of Nano Technology, Gumi as a hub of Information Technology and electronics parts, and the northern region as a hub of Biology Technology and marine industries based on our long-term plans. We will continue to do our best to be the most powerful driving force of the Korean economy as well as the global economy. The province is here for your growth opportunities and I am pretty assured that we can make it happen together. Thank you!

Hoping your dreams find success soon,.

Governor of Gyeongsangbuk-do Lee, Eui Geun



Date of Birth
November 7, 1938
Medal of Hongjogenjeong ( Order of National Merit ) 1988
Governor, Province of Kyongsangbuk-Do, Republic of Korea


Graduated from Chilgok Elementary School


Graduated from Iseo Middle School


Graduated from Daegu Commercial High School


BS in Economics, Yeungnam University


Completed High Official Policy Program course, Graduate School of Administration, Yonsei University


Honorary Doctor's Degree in Administration, Yeungnam University


Honorary Doctor's Degree in Management, Catholic University of Daegu



Director of Saemaeul guidance and regional planning division, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs


Director General, Planning and Management Bureau of Gyeonggi Province


Mayor of Anyang & Boucheon, Gyeonggi Province


Public Affairs Officier, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs


Director General, Regional Economy Bureau, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs


Director General, Regional Administration Bureau, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs


Director General, Planning and Management Bureau Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs


The 23rd Governor of Province of Gyeongsangbuk-Do

Senior Secretary to the President on the Governmental Affaires of Administration, the Office of the President


Elected Governor(26th), Province of Gyeongsangbuk-Do


First Chairman, Association of North East Asia Regional Governments


27th Governor, Province of Gyeongsangbuk-Do


28th Governor, Province of Gyeongsangbuk-Do


Our Future at the era of Localization (1995)


Improvement Alternatives of Hierarchical Structure of Local Administration.

Léon C. ROCHOTTE france.coree.lcr@wanadoo.fr
Avril 2006

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