The district of Spree-Neisse has a diversified industrial structure. Alongside the coal and energy industries in various locations, this structure includes, for example, paper and cardboard production at the Schwarze Pumpe power station in the regional growth area of Spremberg, as well as synthetic fibre manufacturing in Guben. Europe’s largest solar glass production facility is located in the municipality of Tschernitz.
Major companies in these sectors are Papierfabrik Hamburger Rieger GmbH & Co. KG, Trevira GmbH, ATT Polymers GmbH and GMB Glasmanufaktur Brandenburg GmbH.
With well-developed industrial estates and business parks, the district of Spree-Neisse offers the best conditions e.g. for large-scale industrial plants. These include the Schwarze Pumpe and Guben industrial parks. Furthermore, Lausatia Logistics and Industrial Centre in Forst (Lausatia) focuses on combined transport services in the direction of Central and Eastern Europe.
A tourist highlight in the north of the Spreewald biosphere reserve. Yet the district as a whole is also well-developed for tourists e.g. through a widely spread cycle path network. It offers a varied landscape in the sunniest region of Germany, encompassing architectural jewels often steeped in history, industrial and technical museums and historical parks such as the East German Rose Garden (Ostdeutscher Rosengarten) in Forst.