Services for industry in Cities Skylines

There could be good question how to support industry in Cities Skylines to boost grow levels of them. In game are two main factors which define how will your industry grow. It depends on Average education level of workers and Service coverage score. In today’s article we will look how to improve your industry zones.

Average education level of workers

First main factor is education and level of it. If you have more educated workers they will need more complex factories so there will be pressure for upgrading levels.

When you see something like this you must focus on education

In Cities Skylines is education easy. You must look on your education levels in education tabs. And every person need to be educated. If your overeducate your people then yellow zones won’t be good fit for your peoples and you must build offices.

Education stats

At start new city every citizen starts in “uneducated” when your city will grow then more uneducated people will be there. So it depends on you how much you will upgrade your education. But be aware low education level could cause problems in your commercial zones.

So you must balance these levels. For me in start I’m building yellow zones and when I have open offices I’m building offices. When I need work for uneducated people I will build specific industry zones from DLC industries.

Service coverage score

Another factor is “service coverage score” in basically I could say that if you build more services for your industry zones they will have boost to grow. But in speaking of number there are some factors which helps more and less…

Building services in industry sector could helps

… those numbers are different for offices and classic yellow zones. So be aware to optimize best factors at time. Bellow you could see main factors which are used in industrial sector…

Service NameIndustrial FactorOffice Factor
Cargo Transport+10
Fire Department+0.5+0.2
Public Transport+0.333+0.333
Police Department+0.2+0.2
Health Care+0.2+0.2
Death Care+0.2+0.2
Elementary School+0.125+0.143
High School+0.125+0.143
Noise Pollution-0.143-0.25
Ground Pollution-0.167-0.25
Table from official wiki

🚀 Tips what to do if you want boost industry sector

There are final tips what to do if you want boost levels of your industry or office buildings in your city:

  1. Work on higher education in your city.
  2. Remove ground pollution from zone.
  3. Destroy all abandonment buildings fast.
  4. Build cargo terminal (train / ship) for boost yellow industry sector.
  5. Build fire department in your industry zone.
  6. Connect your industry zones with resident zones by public transport.
  7. Provide enough Police / Health / Death care.
  8. Build some parks near industry zones.
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