The city of Novo Hamburgo was born and developed with the footwear industry. It was a very fast, persistent and organized phase, being recognized as the National Footwear Capital. This industrial vocation gave rise to the leather-footwear sector formed by tanneries, chemical industries, components for footwear, industry, metallurgy and electronic components. Still appearing the plastic sector and the metal-mechanic. The municipality also includes industries of pharmacy, clothing, cosmetics, furniture, appliances, state-of-the-art graphics, computers, chemistry, civil construction, bodies, food, among others.