It is the third largest industrial center of southern Brazil. The region produces 13.6% of the total of GDP of the state of Santa Catarina. Emphasis on the largest of the city: Amanco, Busscar, Ciser, Datasul, Docol, Döhler, Embraco, Tupy, Lepper, Tigre, Wetzel, Whirlpool, Viqua,Schulz, Universal Leaf Tobacco, among others.
Joinville is known as the city of the Princes, Flowers, Dance and Bicycles. The festival of dance from Joinville - recognized as the world's largest in its genus (listed in Guinness Book) - reached the twenty-fifth edition in 2007. A subsidiary of the School of the Bolshoi Theater, the only outside Russia, is highlighted in the training of dancers.
The Airport of Joinville (Lauro Carneiro de Loyola) is one of the largest in South Region. is located 13 km from the city center, 110 km from airport and 163 km from Curitiba to Florianópolis Airport. Of Joinville there are several daily flights to São Paulo (Congonhas), through Companies: GOL Linhas Aéreas and TAM.