Development of small and medium-sized entrepreneurship is one of the main priorities for economic development of the city, which is a substantial source of self-employment and creation of new jobs, attraction of investments, pumping up the city budget, and also the resilience of the city economy to external influence.
Companies of Zhytomyr have a high competitive ability both at the regional, national and international markets. It is evidenced by the increasing production volumes of food, hosiery, shoes, wood processing, production of windows, doors and other construction elements, etc. Manufacturing of non-metallic mineral and finished metal products, pharmaceutical and chemical products, and also vehicle manufacturing are developing.
The volume of the sold industrial output amounts to UAH 18.1 billion, per one city resident it is UAH 68.8 thousand.