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According to its official mission statement, the primary aim of the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation of Lower Saxony is to safeguard and advance regional growth through actions in different fields from labour market policies to traffic infrastructure.
The Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation of Lower Saxony is active in the fields of labour market policy, economic policy, digitalisation, industrial and technology policy, business services, regional policy, transport and trade policy, tourism policy as well as policy for small and medium sized enterprises. Key areas of action are seen in the fields of labour market actions, digitalisation and the development of infrastructure to create the necessary preconditions to attract firms to the region as well as in the field of regulatory simplification.
It is responsible for enacting the large majority of regulations concerning innovation relevant policy measures - unless they fall under the responsibility of the Ministry for Science and Culture.