International companies have their headquarters in the district of Stade, as well as numerous "hidden champions" who work here for generations and develop products and services for markets around the world. Especially companies from industry and crafts provide, in addition to the traditionally strong agriculture with its fruit-growing at the "Altes Land", a good mix of job offers. They still form the economic cornerstone in the greater Stade region next to the service sector, in which the number of employees has risen steadily in recent years.
The greater Stade reagion offers plenty of qualified professionals, innovation-friendly businesses and business-friendly foundation conditions. Key benefit location factor is the anchor in the Hamburg metropolitan region and its powerful infrastructure. Good roads and road networks connect the greater Stade region with the rest of the world. This includes the shipping links across the Elbe. All in all the location factors lead to continuous growth in the sectors of industry, crafts and services. The Hanseatic cities of Stade and Buxtehude with their successful companies are the economic driving forces of the greater Stade region.
Link: Wirtschaftsförderung Landkreis Stade (german)