Ostholstein - An Attractive Business And Residential Location
The protection and strengthening of Ostholstein as an attractive location in terms of life, work, economy and recreation is a very important development goal for the district of Ostholstein with its more than 70,000 employees. Thanks to the implementation of modern concepts concerning regional, touristic and economic development, the district has paved its way for the future.
Characterised by the tourism and health industry, the services sector traditionally represents a dominant economic factor. Its share in value added amounts to 85 percent and it accounts for about 78 percent of the total employees. Farming makes a significant contribution to the economy in Ostholstein as well. Since 2012 Ostholstein has belonged to the Hamburg metropolitan region.