Sandwiched between the Arabian Sea  in the west and Western Ghats [2, 3] mountains on the east, Kerala enjoyed a sheltered economy historically. Rich in natural resources [2, 3] and a tropical rain forest [2, 3] with numerous rivers and lakes , agriculture thrived in the past. In fact, spice trade [2, 3] originated in Kerala.
A key motivation for the European search for a sea route to India was the spices from Kerala. After the discovery of the sea route to Kerala [2, 3, 4] in 1498, European missionaries established churches in Kerala. Building education institutions was one of their priorities. The result was heightened interest in education and high literacy rate  in the state.
However, there was no corresponding industrial development , resulting in large scale migration [2, 3] for employment aided, apparently, by an international master-plan. And as a result of the money transfers [2, 3], there is deep financialization in the Kerala economy.
These factors contribute to a challenging economic environment. Kerala Business Network (KBN)TM offers business support services to help manage the challenges.
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