On the coast, shipbuilding, port management, and fishing have contributed to the prosperity of the region for centuries. In the course of structural change, the industries have developed and expanded. The yards are nowmore focused on special-purpose shipbuilding. The large network of high-performance, maritime service providers and suppliers continues to exist, but has also spread to other industries, such as architecture, renewable energy, and offshore industry.
The sea and its climate are also the main advantages for the tourism and health economy. They set many trends in Germany. The food industry is traditionally strong in sales and continues to grow, with the proportion of organically produced food being exemplary.
In selected areas - especially in medicine and alternative energy production - Western Pomerania stands for top international research. The scientific institutions of the region, with their infrastructure and know-how, create important foundations for entrepreneurial innovation. And of course they also train qualified young talent. For example, technical specialists have always been one of the trademarks of the region.
In addition to large commercial areas such as the Pommern triangle between Stralsund, Greifswald and Grimmen, and the commercial and industrial park Berlin-Szczecin in Pasewalk, there are also extensive areas and development opportunities for investors near the harbour.
Crafts and SMEs form the economic backbone of the country and open up alternative paths to entrepreneurial independence for successor candidates.