The economic foundation of Eemsdelta has been broadened with the arrival of the energy sector. According to Eemsdelta\EZ, the most relevant and viable sectors for Eemsdelta are:

  1. Energy
  2. Chemicals
  3. Ports and logistics
  4. Agro cluster/Agribusiness (service and processing companies)
  5. Industrial services
  6. Recycling

In this vision, the bio-based economy is not a standalone economic sector, as the activities of the bio-based economy take place in all the above-mentioned sectors. Major international groups are mainly represented in energy, chemicals and logistics.