The SEZ area of Gioia Tauro is located close to the port and it consists of areas falling within the industrial agglomerations managed by CORAP. The perimeter of the SEZ covers about 607 hectares and it includes three portions of territory falling within the municipalities of Gioia Tauro, Rosarno and San Ferdinando. The first consists of a coastal strip about 1,500 meters wide, located behind the port, falling within the territory of the municipalities of Gioia Tauro and San Ferdinando; the second is a strip of hinterland with a slight inward slope starting from a natural terrace overlooking the lower part in front of it by 25-30 meters, located in the territory of the municipalities of Gioia Tauro and San Ferdinando; the third is located in the territory of the municipality of Rosarno.
35 companies are located in the SEZ area, half of the companies surveyed by CORAP in the entire industrial agglomeration. The companies mainly belong to the manufacturing sectors (food and beverage industry, metalworking, manufacturing of plastic products), transport and logistics, wholesale and retail trade, electricity supply and waste treatment/recovery, financial and real estate services.