Economic StructureDresden's economy has more than one leg to stand on: the city has a well-developed industrial sector while at the same time being an important center for the service industry and administration. 99 percent of companies are medium-sized firms.
Wide Range of SectorsMany companies from all kinds of different economic sectors have deep roots in the city. The resulting wide variety of industries is one key reason why Dresden's economy has developed positively in the long term.
Key SectorsThe driving force behind economic development is the three key sectors of microelectronics / information and communication technology; new-generation materials / nanotechnology / photovoltaics, and the life sciences / biotechnology.
Topics of Excellence
- Committed to Tradition: How Dresden Benefits Human Health
- Industrial Revolution 4.0: Dresden Leads the Way
- Not just a Dream of the Future: Dresden on its Way to Becoming a Smart City