Daugavpils in 19 th century became an industrial city. Since the city was at the crossroads of railways, there was a need to repair the rolling stock, as well as to provide railway with all necessary goods. This was the beginning of metalworking in Daugavpils. Today this industry employs more then 3000 people.
Enterprises in Daugavpils produce grain, dairy and meat products. Despite its remoteness from the sea, the production of fish is an important sector of the food industry.
Production of chemical fibers and different products made of chemical fibers are amongtraditional branches of industry. Clothing made in Daugavpils is sold under the well-known trademarks.
During the last decade electronics, electronic cable assembly, printing and packaging industries started to operate.
The city has about 100 manufacturing plants. Daugavpils city Council would like to thank the entrepreneurs and professionals of these companies who have chosen this difficult and demanding sector of the economy.