Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Kedah (PKNK) is a statutory body established on 25 August 1965 under the Kedah State Enactment No 5/1965 as an agency that generates the state economy and is responsible for corporate social development (CSR) under the supervision of Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister's Department.
During the early years, PKNK operated from an office located at Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri in Alor Setar while the staffs are composed of government officials on loan from the state administrative services.
On February 1968, PKNK successfully acquired its first office which is UKIR building situated at Jalan Tunku Ibrahim, Alor Setar. UKIR bears the meaning â€œUntuk Kemajuan Iktisad Rakyatâ€ and till now is an inspiration for PKNK to expand its corporate dimensions. All the progress achieved by PKNK contributed in increasing its corporate image.
Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Kedah Today
PKNK now operated from a 14-storey office building located at Jalan Sultan Badlishah, Alor Setar which is known as Wisma PKNK. As a forerunner in economic progression for Kedah Darul Aman state, PKNK has played an important role in various economic sectors such as plantations, property, industrial, investment, tourisms and entrepreneurship development besides being involved in corporate social activities.