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:
- Ports and logistics
- Agro cluster/Agribusiness (service and processing companies)
- Industrial services
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.