The Local Government is basically aganan with people cultivating root crops and grains e.g. yams, cassava, maize, rice e.t.c. There are a few cottage industries in the Local Government devoted primarily to processing of agricultural produce. Other Industrial undertakings are in the area of printing , bakeries, weaving, carpentry e.t.c.
The thriving industries in the local government include Timber/Saw mills which include Ido-Ekiti Sawmill, Ora-Ekiti Sawmill, Usi-Ekiti Sawmill, and Osi-Ekiti Sawmill; Bakeries which include Negro Special Bread, Bejisko Bakery, Ona Ara Bakery, and Osi Ekiti Bakery; Banks which include UBA Usi-Ekiti, First Bank Ifaki-Ekiti, Harvest Bank Ido-Ekiti, Micro Bank Ayetoro, Skye Bank Ido-Ekiti and Enterprise Bank Ido-Ekiti; Printing Press which include Ade Commercial Press Ido-Ekiti, Jolayemi Printing Press Usi-Ekiti and Adedayo Printing Press Ifaki-Ekiti. All the towns in the Local Government enjoy electricity although very unreliable in supply.
Each of the towns in the Local Government Area has cultural festivals which are celebrated at different times of the year. For instance, the Ifaki people have the Okorobo Festival.