With its dynamic economy, the Amberg-Sulzbach region is considered a fast climber in Bavaria. The structural change from mining and iron smelting to future-oriented technologies is completed. Today, the focal sectors of electrical engineering, specialised mechanical engineering, software development, automotive supply, and logistics are the driving forces in the region. Those focal points hold potentials for new firms. With its exceptional study courses such as patent engineering, media technology and environmental technology, the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden, for example, is an important partner in the development of new products.
A particular focal point of the region lies in the production of regenerative energies. Biomass and wind energy are the top power suppliers while securing purchasing and economic power in rural areas. Furthermore, the research institute ATZ-Entwicklungszentrum in Sulzbach-Rosenberg sends important impulses when it comes to the utilisation of scarce resources and materials.
However, thanks to short distances to the cities of Nuremberg and Regensburg, a good infrastructure and a favourable cost of living, the Amberg-Sulzbach district is also an ideal living space for professionals and executives.