Skillingaryd is an old industrial town with many large companies such as: Thor Ahlgren AB, Kinnarps, Krahners, Presso, Skillmech, Stilexo, Stack Hydraulic and Mechanical Uppåkra AB. The town lies on the railway line Halmstad Nässjö, formerly part of the Halmstad-Nässjö Railways, HNJ. Skillingaryd is also known for Skillingaryd firing range, which still works as a military firing and training ground. Skillingaryd also associated with the Skillingaryd ointment 
Carpentry: When you walk through the city you are struck by the abundance of carpentry. Many old houses have been preserved, lots of open porches with ornate design details that are treasured still today and handled with gentle hands. Beautiful iron roofs and old gates are found mainly in the older parts of Skillingaryd.
Military: The Western Camp and military museum has been used for militatry marching exercises since the 1680s. The heath goes right up to the edge of Main Street and along streets lined with foliage you glimpse the vast moors and the beautiful wooden houses in the Western camp. Still today, the area is used for military purposes.
Coffee Street: Just north of the western camp, you find the historic environment along Coffee Street. The military often took their coffee breaks here and, as the street name reveals, this embossed business on Coffee Street from the turn of the century until 1940 - and 1950s. Several of the picturesque houses have been preserved and demonstrate how care and knowledge can retain a historic exciting living environment.
The municipal hall Skillingehus is the home of the central administration of the municipality, but some services are in Vaggeryd.