The Fénis economy is based mainly on service industry: tourism has assumed an ever more important role thanks to the castle and the Museo dell’Artigianato Valdostano di tradizione (Valle d’Aostan Handicrafts and traditions Museum), unique of its kind on a regional level.
The agricultural industry and the rearing of livestock, notwithstanding governmental contributions have progressively lost importance over the last fifty years. Just think that there was a time when each single family owned livestock and worked the earth, whilst today the number of farmers is reduced to only a few units. Sadly, farming involves extremely hard work, very little money and no rights to holidays or sick leave, and it is thus understandable why young people prefer to devote themselves to other kinds of activity.
Vineyards in Loc. Arcouvi (Fénis)
The industrial sector is constituted by an hydroelectric power station fed by flowing water provided by the Clavalité stream. Of mostly historical relevance, is a rare sawmill which works via a system of water wheels.