Hamburg’s position as one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe is rooted in a mix of economic potential and a high standard of living. This page provides an overview of the industries that characterize the region’s economic structure.
The image film “Hamburg – a future built on tradition” portrays Hamburg's remarkable diversity.
The strategic importance of the industrial sector for Hamburg’s economic development is evident in the order volume it generates for other industries, and in its role as a motivating force for technological research.
The Hamburg metropolitan region is home to thousands of international trade and logistics companies. No matter what the task, there is a partner in the close-knit network of logistics experts who can perform it.
Hamburg is one of the world‘s leading locations for the civil aviation industry next to Seattle and Toulouse.
There is no other German city, where media companies are as dominant and profitable as in Hamburg.
As the renewable energy industry develops at a rapid pace, the Hamburg metropolitan region is gaining an international reputation for cutting-edge technology.
The Hanseatic city is traditionally the most important trading centre for goods of all kind in northern Europe, and central gateway for the overseas trade of the Baltic Sea region.
The innovative core of the maritime industry consists of naval architecture, the shipbuilding supply industry, marine and offshore engineering, ancillary services and research facilities.
The life sciences sector in the region saw a dynamic development trend in recent years. Meanwhile, a diversified network of high-tech companies, respected research institutions and universities has grown up.
More than 97,000 jobs in Hamburg are directly or indirectly tourism-related, making the industry one of the region’s major employers.