Stara Zagora region is dynamically developing and according to a number of indicators it ranks on one of the leading positions in the country. The conditions on the labor market are extremely favorable. The volume of manufactured production is high and gives the district one of the leading places in the country. The infrastructure is well developed and creates favorable conditions for the development of industry in the region.
The majour employer in Stara Zagora is the Maritza Iztok industrial and energy complex. Large companies dealing with equipment for petrol stations, LPG stations and methane stations are Efir Stara Zagora and Izot Service. In Stara Zagora is situated the largest brewery in Bulgaria - "Zagorka", which is part of the Heineken group. The reqion is also the headquarters of the wine producer Domain Menada.
The GDP per capita for the reqion in 2018, is BGN 17,273.