About 2.000 businesses of all industries decide on setting up foreign bases in Germany every year anew. While the USA tops the list of international investors, the number of British company foundations increases continuously – whether for marketing and sales activities, production or research. Not surprisingly: As one of the world’s leading economies, Germany offers ideal conditions for commercial establishments of all sectors and all sizes.
1. Strong economy
To invest in Germany means investing not only in the most populous country within the EU but also the largest economy across the continent. With over 80 million inhabitants, over two trillion euros on gross domestic production and over 465 billion by foreign investments, Germany is a world-class business location.
2. Open Minded
Almost eleven million people without a German passport live in the country, more than 30 per cent of all the 30 DAX company CEOs have foreign roots: The borders are open to everybody. The market welcomes creative minds, investors in information and communication technology, financial services or the consumer goods industry.
3. Key position
Germany borders a total of nine countries, allows easy access to the growing markets of its neighbours but also the extended EU. Not least because of this excellent geographical location, Germany scores as an investment location for goods and services and enables its foreign venture capitalists to have smooth trade and transactions.
4. Cosmopolitan vibe
Numerous communities have established themselves by incorporating their traditions in cross-cultural projects. They bring together people of all backgrounds and contribute to monetary stability: According to experts, cities with a high proportion of foreigners benefit from additional economic impetus and accelerated growth.
5. Skilled personnel
The German education system enjoys a high reputation. A high-quality standard characterizes the vocational training; the combination system of theoretical teaching and practical work units is based on the needs of the industry. Young professionals start their careers with broad knowledge.
6. Research and innovation
The German spirit of invention is unbroken, Berlin is considered a start-up paradise, the high-tech industry is booming. Thanks to the smooth cooperation between industry and research institutions, new ideas are made accessible for the world market. The financial funding programs support companies on their way to a successful future.
7. Optimal infrastructure
Well-maintained motorways connect all compass points. The rail network is well developed; ports secure several million jobs in the export industry alone. Frankfurt is a hub for international air traffic. The energy supply and the communication network are excellent.
8. Prominent Mittelstand
“Made in Germany” is not a prestigious flagship for nothing; the high reputation of the country’s manufacturing quality is recognized worldwide. A significant driver: the variable, versatile and ambitious privately-run companies with up to 500 employees. Furthermore, thanks to the reformed corporate tax, reduced ancillary wage costs lead to an economic advantage.
9. Secure and social
The efficient German justice system guarantees the necessary security when concluding contracts and protecting intellectual property. The social constitution moves at an equally high level, stable and fair wages ensure a consistently motivated work attitude and are a necessary support for entrepreneurs.
10. First-class living conditions
Germany offers modern, cosmopolitan and safe living conditions. People enjoy comprehensive health care, various sports and leisure activities, a diverse nature with mountains, lakes and forests and cities with a vibrant cultural landscape that is second to none.