The potential of the modern business location is utilised by companies in the chemical industry, food industry, mechanical engineering and logistics, such as DOW Chemical, Kraft Foods, Eckes Granini, Harry Brot, Röders Tec, Nedexco and others. A diverse industry mix of small and medium companies also benefits from the excellent local conditions. Around 40 hectares of commercial land are available on over 30 established industrial sites with excellent transport links and on favourable terms.
As a leader in terms of leisure and recreation, Heidekreis offers lively entertainment in leisure parks and resorts such as Heide-Park Soltau, Serengeti Park Hodenhagen, Weltvogelpark Walsrode, Center Parcs Bispingen and Südsee Camp Wietzendorf. The Designer Outlet Center Soltau will shortly open its doors for a special shopping experience. Rest, relaxation, sports and wellness can be found in the famous cultural landscape of the Lüneburger Heath nature park and the Aller-Leine valley, the Snow Dome in Bispingen and the thermal bath in Soltau.
In an area of 1,874 km², around 140,000 inhabitants in 13 towns and villages enjoy a high quality of life thanks to a healthy environment and natural surroundings, intact settlement structures, public service facilities that meet the needs of families and the elderly and a wide range of educational and cultural offerings. The price of building land is half that of the German national average.