The economic structure in Rostock county is characterised by small and medium-sized internationally acting companies. Due to the vicinity of Rostock Port the maritime industry with supplier companies for shipbuilding and innovative development service providers plays an important role. In the field of renewable energies the region has made its mark as a location and competence centre for the wind energy sector. The central position of the region in Europe and the excellent infrastructure attract logistics companies and trade companies as well as automotive companies. Furthermore numerous food producers have settled in the region, e.g. in the traditional fish processing, but also in the beverage industry. Tourism and health business is - naturally - strongly represented in the region. In recent years Rostock County attracted attention because of numerous start-ups, in particular within the sectors maritime industry and medical technology.