Girón's economy is based on agriculture and animal husbandry. Girón was previously an important center for the cultivation of Canna indica. In the parish of La Asunción, there is one community-run small business, which raises guinea pigs.
Textiles such as ponchos and blankets are woven in the rural communities of Masta Grande, Masta Chico, Zapata and Sinchay. In rural areas, old women often spin yarn using traditional methods; this yarn is used in local weaving