The town has a modern face and industrial areas, with quarries supplying limestone and a renowned sugar refinery. Since 2009, a brand-new plant, BioWanze, has been producing bioethanol. It is located near the Pont Père Pire, a cable-stayed bridge spanning the Meuse River.
Wanze is committed to reconciling economic development with quality of life, and intends to remain a commune where life is good. Part of the Burdinale and Mehaigne Valleys Natural Park, Wanze has taken advantage of the appeal of its rural areas to develop green tourism. Walking trails allow visitors to discover the riches of the region, including the ruins of the feudal Château de Moha.