The industries of Oita include many with product development, manufacturing, and distribution among the most profitable. In addition to these Oita is quite popular for its great amount of agriculture development and greenery (forestry) plots.
Oita can be traced back to ancient times when the land was used primarily as a high profile burial ground. Not all the land, now called Oita, was used however it was known for this purpose. As time went on the land began to evolve with the construction of temples, shrines, and special places of religious value. This is said to have been done due to the large amount of cherished Japanese buried in the area.
By medieval times the city had been transformed into a functioning commercial business district. In fact, it has been recorded as the first commercial district in Japan.
During the Edo Era, Oita was developed further and converted to a castle town. Reports claim that this was a wonderful time for the cities economy based on its overwhelming success as the trading center of Japan.
Today, Oita serves as the industrial center of Japan working to move the country forward after hard times following WWII. Many residents have put their combined efforts into improving the city as well as all of Japan.