Luckenwalde, capital of the Teltow-Fläming district, is the administrative centre for 160,000 people. Since the 1990s the Biotechnology Park has developed here, currently housing 35 companies from all over the world. Among the city’s more traditional businesses are the production of fire engines and engine parts.
In 2005 the federal state of Brandenburg passed a new programme to promote industry and trade in certain core areas, among them Luckenwalde. Since then the city has used its status as ‘Regionaler Wachstumskern’ to secure its position as a business location, invested in infrastructure and location marketing and created new industrial sites and commercial areas.