The commercial climate in Stenungsund is unique. The large scale industrial manufacturing base provide peripheral commerce with a solid foundation to build upon. Stenungsunds have a differentiated business sector with around 400 branches.
As recently as in the 1950's commerce in the region was dominated by farming and market gardening along with trading and small scale industry.
Many small and medium sized businesses have over the years established to provide the base industries with the specialized services they require.
Today every branch of industry is represented. Well known companies within IT are based here. Approximately 3000 businesses are registered in the municipality. In recent years a number of new companies have moved in, at the same time as the etablished industries have strengthened their positions.
The commercial future of Stenungsund looks bright.