1. Agriculture & Forestry
At least 1,463,340 hectares ie about 60% of the Regional surface area are considered arable and about 1,181,788 hectares ie 81% are cultivated.
Industrial Crops: Cocoa, Oil Palm, Tobacco Leaf, BastFibre, Cotton, Citrus (Orange Lime, Lemon) Cashew and Coffee.
Food crops: grains (maize, rice cowpeas, soyabeans, groundnuts)
Fruits-banana, pineapple, pawpaw
Root tuber-yam, cassava, cocoyam and Irish potatoes
Vegetables and spice- ginger, onions, tomatoes, shallots, pepper, okoro and black pepper
Forest resources: the region’s high forest is rich in trees of high commercial value.  A sizeable quantity of bamboo and grow wildly in the forest belt.
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The region has also in stock cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.

2. Industry

  • Micro and Small scale manufacture.  -    blacksmithery, food processing, cloth weaving and wood processing
  • Large scale – brewery including soft drinks

3. Mining    
a.    Gold  - Obuase, KonogoOdumasi, Mpatuom belt, Tepa(Abonsuaso) etc.  
b.    Bauxite - Nyinahin
c.    Managanese  - Odumasinear Konongo (has estimated reserve of 1,706,126 metric
tonnes)
d.    Limestone     - Afrantwo and Ejura
e.    Silica Sand    - Boadwesango has 1 million cubic metres of good quality sand
f.    Iron         - top of Obuom mountain range
g.    Clay

  • Afari                            - 2,055,900 metric tonnes (mt)
  • Wamasi                      - 164, 570 9 (mt)
  • Kasi                             - 1,086, 993 (mt)
  • Sisai                            - 113, 400 (mt)
  • Kokobriko                  - 21, 061 (mt)
  • Dichem Valley           - 81, 000 (mt)
  • Aboabo                      - 162, 017 (mt)
  • DichemAprapong Road    - 162, 017 (mt)      
  • Satang No. 1              - 32, 400 (mt)
  • Satang No. 2              - 162, 017 (mt)
  • Mfensi                         - 396, 900 (mt)
  • Subin Valley               - 162, 900 (mt)
  • Asokwa                       - 33,865,955 (mt)
  • Gyankobaa                -139, 999 (mt)
  • Ahantawsu                - 100, 560 (mt)
  • Mpasatia       
  • Awrenfena                - 268, 801 (mt)

h. Quarrying     - Ashanti has big quarries operated by GHA Consar. And some private
individuals

4. Services
Performed by those in educational, health financial/insurance institutions telecommunication tourism and other allied and related agencies.

  • Car Repairs
    Suame Magazine specializers in car repairsie mechanical, electrical and car body building including manufacture of simple tools and spares.
  • Trading
    Two big markets- KejetiaCentral Market and Asafo Market are heavily patronized by people within the sub-region.  AnlogaTimber Market also specializes in carpentry works.