Until 1950, the district of Erding, like the entire area between Munich and Landshut, was characterized by agriculture. In the years after the Second World War, Carl Hierl set up the upholstered furniture company himolla in Taufkirchen (Vils), which at times had more than 3,000 employees. Even today, the company is the largest employer in the district.
This was followed by further business start-ups and settlements, through which Taufkirchen (Vils) developed into a sub-centre. Efficient supply facilities in the areas of energy, water, communication, etc. have been created.
Today, a large number of companies in the fields of industry, commerce, crafts and services, a wide range of schools and good training opportunities, especially in the fields of crafts and services, ensure a qualified job and labour market in the municipality.
The relocation of Munich Airport to "Erdinger Moos" has had a lasting influence on the economic situation of the Erding district over the past 20 years. However, the main beneficiaries are Erding and municipalities close to the airport. The number of commuters in the eastern district is still relatively high.
Therefore, the eastern municipalities of the district, especially Taufkirchen (Vils), are striving to further improve the infrastructure. In order to intensify the joint efforts, 13 municipalities from the district of Erding and the neighboring district of Mühldorf joined forces to form the Alliance East.
Together, they want to try to improve the availability of utilities, promote the training of specialists and promote the expansion of transport routes.