Key Sectors & Industries

Dresden is one of Germany's leading business locations. Extensive investment in forward-looking high technology at the start of the 1990s laid the foundations for a development process whose dynamism is unfailing.
Economic Structure

Economic Structure

Dresden'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 Sectors Dresden

Wide Range of Sectors

Many 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 Sectors – business and science location Dresden (Saxony)

Key Sectors

The 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.
Megatrends | business and science location Dresden (Saxony)

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Excellence is the city‘s motto

Dresden’s success is based on key technologies including microelectronics, information-and-communications, new materials, photovoltaic and nanotechnology, and, life sciences and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary collaboration between businesses and research facilities helps move Dresden forward.