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  • The Platform for the New Federal States

    For more than 40 years after WWII, Germany was split into "East" (GDR) and "West" (Federal Republic of Germany) - until the wall fell at the end of 1989 and Germany´s reunification became a reality on October 3, 1990.

    The territory of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), whose economy was controlled by the planned economy of the Eastern Block, became part of the Federal Republic of Germany. New federal states were formed in Eastern Germany. These are Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, and the city state capital of Berlin.

    The region is home to around 16 million of Germany´s 80 million plus population.

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  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, also known as the ”land of a thousand lakes,“ occupies a land surface area of 23,193 square kilometers and is home to a population of 1.6 million. All told, the state actually has more than two thousand lakes which - together with countless nature parks, castles, quaint Hanseatic villages, an expansive coastal region and white cliffs – form the basis for the region’s thriving tourism sector. Rostock is the largest city in the federal state with around two hundred thousand inhabitants, followed by the state capital, Schwerin, with a population of just over 91 thousand. 

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  • Brandenburg

    The industry state of Brandenburg forms - together with Berlin - Germany’s capital region. With a land area of around 30 thousand square meter, the capital region is as big as Belgium. A population of around six million – of which approximately 2.5 million people are in Brandenburg – means the region is more densely populated than countries like Denmark, Norway and Finland. Potsdam, with a population of almost 160 thousand, is Brandenburg’s state capital with other major urban centers including Brandenburg an der Havel, Cottbus, and Frankfurt (Oder). The German capital region Berlin-Brandenburg is located between the growth markets of central and eastern Europe and the major economic centers of western Europe. Be it Warsaw or Amsterdam, Paris or Minsk – the capital region is always at the center.

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  • Berlin

    Almost 892 square meter in size and with a population of 3.3 million, Berlin is the capital city and seat of government in the Federal Republic of Germany. A federal state in its own right, Berlin forms the center of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region.

    A number of companies’ decision to locate their businesses in Berlin has helped make the city a strong business location. Major concerns including Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, and Sony have set up headquarters in the city. Just as many small and medium-sized, mostly young and innovative companies have made Berlin their home. In just two decades, Germany’s biggest city has not only become a gateway between east and west, but has been transformed into one of the most vibrant, creative, and innovative cities in the world.

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  • Saxony-Anhalt

    Saxony-Anhalt currently has a population of around 2.3 million inhabitants and covers a land surface area of more than 20,000 square kilometers. Alongside the federal state capital of Magdeburg, the cities of Halle (Saale) and Dessau-Roßlau make up further important industrial focal points.
    Saxony-Anhalt is a dynamic and productive business location that scores highly thanks to the high performance of employees and employers as well as the right economic framework and attractive location factors. Close proximity to markets in western and eastern Europe thanks to its central location in Germany, a highly qualified workforce and excellent national transport connections are “trademarks” of the state.

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  • Saxony

    With a population of around four million and a land area of approximately 18,400 square kilometers, the Free state of Saxony counts as one of Germany’s medium-sized federal states. Dresden is the federal state capital, with the free state boasting two further large cities in Leipzig and Chemnitz.
    Saxony is the birthplace of German industrialization, with traditional industries – including mechanical engineering and automotive assembly – still strongly represented today. More than 650 suppliers produce parts for the six vehicle and engine production facilities operated by VW, Porsche, BMW, and NEOPLAN. Leipzig has also gone electric: The BMW i3, BMW’s first mass-produced electric vehicle, has been in production at the company’s Leipzig site since 2013.

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  • Thuringia

    Its central location at the heart of Germany and Europe, high-performance infrastructure, innovative companies and researchers, and a highly qualified workforce help make Thuringia an in-demand business location.

    Thanks to its favorable location and a modern, well-developed infrastructure, the state is popular with companies from across the world - as the presence of Rolls-Royce, BMW, Daimler, Opel. KNV, and Schenker amply demonstrates. From mid-2017, two important inter-city express (ICE) routes will cross in Thuringia’s capital city Erfurt. This will dramatically reduce travel times to Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, and Dresden, further enhancing the attractiveness of both Erfurt and Thuringia as business, investment and conference locations.

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Welcome Address - Iris Gleicke
Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States

The impressive level of economic and technological development made in Eastern Germany over the past two decades has made it one of the most attractive locations for business in Europe. Companies that invest in the heart of Europe can tap into new markets and develop new products. I warmly invite you to become part of this development and to bring your company to Eastern Germany.

Success Stories in the New Federal States

CEOs on their investments

 
Berlin

Björn Grope

Area Manager Private Customers Vodafone Deutschland

The German capital region of Berlin and Brandenburg is establishing itself more and more as a center of the European start-up scene – in all industry sectors. As a result, the region is making a significant contribution to economic growth in Germany. This emerging location is the ideal environment for an innovative company like Vodafone. The capital region’s extensive work-life balance offer is also highly attractive to companies and employees alike.

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Brandenburg

Stephan Zoll

Vice President eBay Germany

As eBay Germany is located in Brandenburg, just outside the gates of Germany’s vibrant and lively capital, an exciting workplace is guaranteed. In addition, the leisure and repose offered by the proximity to the popular Lake Wannsee in Dreilinden enables a relaxed and calm working atmosphere.

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Leopold Berthold

Managing Director of Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH

Our production site in Rostock plays an important role for the maritime crane division of Liebherr. Direct access to the sea and the general conditions in this region offer best opportunities for sales and competition on the international market.

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Saxony

Baba Kalyani

Chairman, Bharat Forge Limited

We would like to advocate Saxony for its excellent infrastructure – roads, railways & airports and an investor friendly government. Saxony happens to be one of the major automotive hubs and most importantly, highly skilled people are available at an extremely competitive cost.

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Saxony-Anhalt

James Liu

Chief Operating Officer Greatviewpack

The location of the factory in the Saxony-Anhalt Industrial Estate, off highway 14 (230 ha) is ideal for logistics and allows our customers a fast time to market. Packaging material manufactured in our Halle factory can easily be shipped as far as Russia, the Middle East, and North/South America through ports in Germany, Belgium and Holland. Our new location also means that we can reduce our carbon footprint by nearing us to customers, suppliers and raw materials.

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Thuringia

Tadashi Nogaku

President & General Manager IHI Charging Systems International GmbH

As a Japanese company we have been received with a warm welcome in Thuringia and have been impressed by the professionalism, dedication and precision of the people we have worked with - from local administration to business partners and our workforce.

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