Rampur has a largely agriculture-based economy. It has very fertile land, but little industry, and virtually no mineral extraction. The main industries of Rampur are sugar processing,zari embroidery work, textile weaving, Plywood related work,and the manufacture of agricultural implements
Zari and zardozi works that adorn and beautify the clothing of the Nawabs and also common man in many occasions are from the magical hands of karigari of the weavers and knitters in Rampur.Being Nawab’s residency ,the city is cradle of zardozi and hand works.Hand and embroidery works from Rampur has it’s own value in the neighboring country.The zardozi products from the city has become the brand to carry it’s own authenticity.
The kite-making industry is one of the oldest and prime industries in Rampur, with various sizes and shapes of kite created by hand to this day. The kites made in Rampur are in great demand all over Uttar Pradesh.