The city of Trebinje is located at an attractive geographical position – on the border of three countries: BiH, Croatia and Montenegro, or at the crossroad which is the shortest connection to the seashore. The territory of the city is close to three border crossings: two with Montenegro (on the way to Niksic and Herceg Novi) and one with Croatia (on the way to Dubrovnik). The city area is very rich in its natural resources (mild climate, water, sun, wind, herbs, etc.) which have not been fully exploited yet.

Economy of the city of Trebinje mainly relies on the electricity and manufacturing sectors. According to the Strategy for development of the City of Trebinje 2009-2017, preference is given to an intensive development of agricultural production, tourism and tourist entrepreneurship, since these branches have significant potential in Trebinje, in comparison to other places, and yet these have not been fully developed.