The economic structure of Landshut is particularly characterised by small and medium-sized businesses; among them are well-known companies with a main focus on mechanical engineering and a large production plant of a premium automobile manufacturer. The strongly expanding University of Applied Sciences in Landshut offers various study programmes to students from all over Europe in engineering professions in the faculties of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. This facilitates the search for qualified specialists and engineers in the immediate vicinity. HA-BE Gehäusebau GmbH is headquartered in Altheim near Landshut, centrally situated between the high-tech locations of Western Europe and the prospering markets of Eastern Europe.
Landshut, the main centre of the regional district and seat of the government of Lower Bavaria, is
a location with strong investment activities and an excellent transport infrastructure.Munich, the state capital of Bavaria, is only 60 kilometres away and Germany's second-largest airport is within a reach of 35 kilometres. Landshut can look back on a history of more than 800 years. The old city centre of Landshut is considered one of the best kept historic streets of houses in Germany.