Bild: Wirtschaft

Economy in Ilmenau

Ilmenau's economy is especially influenced by

  • the Technische Universität Ilmenau,
  • Technology-oriented companies and institutions for IT-, glass- and metal-industry
  • traditional crafts and service provider

Future meets tradition in the technology location Ilmenau. The systematic developement of a modern infrastructure, in connection with the establishment of industrial properties, is leading a attractive relocation possibillities for businesses and industry, both at old industrial locations and in new industrial estates. This is turn leads to new economic structure, strongly cooperated with itself and the Technische Universität Ilmenau, a network between business and science. More than 100 businesses from industry, the trades and service have moved into among others the Industrial Park „Am Vogelherd“ and other areas.

Industrial Park "Am Vogelherd"
Industrial Park "Am Vogelherd"
production facility of Diebold Nixdorf Technology GmbH
production facility of Diebold Nixdorf Technology GmbH
Humboldtbau at Technische Universität Ilmenau
Humboldtbau at Technische Universität Ilmenau

Here you will find job offers from companies in and around Ilmenau:

The published positions are current and usually not older than 3 months. The offered search function allows a full text search in all job offers by job title and company name. This job exchange is provided by the Thüringer Agentur für Fachkräftegewinnung (ThAFF).


Furthermore, offers are published on the Facebook group "Jobs und Stellenangebote Ilmenau und Ilmkreis":


Economic development is based on four pillars:

  • Support for companies in their development at the location
  • Communication of the location factors internally and externally
  • Tourism
  • Networking

Behind this is above all a close cooperation and consultation with the companies, associations, institutions and dealers. The economic development department takes an active approach to this. Local appointments and a good network of companies, institutions and contacts are decisive. During numerous company visits in the region, the concerns and problems of the companies are discussed and contacts are deepened. Through cooperation with the press, the visited companies are appreciated and presented to the citizens.

We are the first point of contact for companies in the Ilmenau city administration and offer support, e.g. in organising company visits by the Lord Mayor, settlement acquisition or network connections.

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions, suggestions or requests for appointments.

Stadtverwaltung Ilmenau (Ilmenau City Administration)
Wirtschaftsförderung (Economic Development)

Mr Sebastian Poppner
Tel.: +49 (0)3677 600-121
Fax: +49 (0)3677 600-200

Mr Tino Wagner
Tel.: +49 (0)3677 600-9220
Fax: +49 (0)3677 600-200