At the crossroads of the tourist destinations Thüringer Wald and Vogtland, Schleiz is easily accessible by car on the federal motorway A 9. The good traffic connections are also to the benefit of the local economy. Over recent years, industry and trade areas have been built and enhanced at Schleiz-Oschitz, Wolfsgalgen, and Schleiz-Süd. While the Schleiz-Oschitz area is close to completely built up today, industry and trade still find plots to develop in the Wolfsgalgen area that amount to a surface of 17 ha, just a stone’s throw from the A 9 intersection. While in the 19th century, Schleiz was known for the Döbereiner lighters, Schleiz cold cuts and automotive accessories is what puts the city on the map today.