Meru County is located in what was formerly the Eastern Province.
Agriculture is a major economic activiity in this county due to the volcanic soils in the high altitude areas. Coffee, tea, French-beans and dairy products as primary produce. Wholesale and retail trade also play inportant role in the county’s economy.
There are a number of National Parks and conservancies that attracts tourists to the region. These are served by numerous hotels and lodges. Opportunities hovever exist in further development of this sector. Visitors can also sample the local cultural and traditional being showcased.