Strong positions in the chemical sector, paper industry, agriculture, forestry and environmental protection.
The Uckermark is centrally located at the Berlin-Szczecin development axis. It is an attractive business location for industry, the manufacturing sector, craft and trade. Especially the manufacturing sector plays a significant role in the region.
The new focus of the Brandenburg state business development programme provides great opportunities for the Uckermark.
Under the motto “Strengthening strong points“, the economic policy of the federal state of Brandenburg is aimed at supporting the development of existing potentials and the enhancement of sectoral competencies.
Out of the 16 growth industries identified in the programme, nine are found in the Uckermark: food sector, energy industry/technology, wood-processing sector, logistics, metal working and processing/mechatronics, oil refining/biofuels, plastic/chemical sector, paper industry and tourism. This enables the region to boost its economic development, to strengthen the competitiveness of businesses, to improve sectoral competencies, to develop its innovative advance and to continue its structural change.
Another effect worth mentioning is the drawing power of the Schwedt/Oder regional growth centre which enhances the image of the business location and the whole region.
Economic development is concentrated in three locations: Schwedt/Oder, Prenzlau and Templin. There is a wide variety of different industrial and trade parks and industrial real estates available. The business structure is dominated by mainly small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
Four companies figure among the top 100 employers in the federal state of Brandenburg.