The region generated more than 11% of the national GDP and thus ranked third among the statistical regions. 45.2% of the regional gross value added was generated by industry. There was 395 dwellings per 1,000 population. 53% of dwellings were not connected to the public sewage system. The region had around 14,000 beds in accommodation establishments. In 2015, almost 1.4 million overnight stays were generated, which also ranked the region third in the country. 53% of overnight stays were generated by domestic tourists. In the region the highest amount of waste from production and service activities was generated (34% of all waste in Slovenia). In 2015, 89% of waste water in the region was treated before discharge into the sewage system.