Industry in Marijampolė
Marijampolė county is one of the strongest wood, food and agro-industrial centres in Lithuania. The timber industry production made in county exceeds the national average by as much as four times. Food industry in the region produces 67% more output than the Lithuanian average.
The most fertile land is Lithuania is located 100 km radius around Marijampolė and thus the county has long standing agricultural traditions. The number of persons employed in this field of economy is almost twice the national average.
Most of investments in Marijampolė region are attracted by industry. The share of industry in the region accounts for 35% of the total turnover, while the Lithuanian average is only 29%. Manufacturing employs 32% of the working population (Lithuanian average – 22%).