Our main source of income is fishing mainly shrimps. To this can be said that the world’s largest shrimp-peeling factory is located in Sisimiut. Hunting is still one of the important local livelihoods, which primarily hunted seals, walrus, beluga, narwhale, reindeer and musk oxen.
Additionally, we have some head offices for example the housing company INI A/S and supply company KNI, Pilersuisoq which earlier called KGH (Royal Greenland Trade), as well as headquarters for the supermarket chain Pisiffik.
Sisimiut has also over the 10-15 years developed into a major educational town. This means that a large part of the population are students from the city, but also from other towns and settlement in Greenland.