Dear Reader,

A year of activities commemorating the 25th anniversary of German reunification is drawing to a close. Twenty-five years of German unity have been very much at the center of all of our investor events in 2015. And with good reason: Eastern Germany has undergone a remarkable transformation in the intervening years – standing today as one of the world’s most competitive and innovative business locations.

The highlight of this year’s calendar of special events took place in October, when we were honored to welcome German Federal President Joachim Gauck and more than 2,500 guests to the Day of German Unity reception at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C.

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information about investing in Eastern Germany, please do not hesitate to contact us.

It only remains for me to wish you a joyful festive period and a prosperous and successful new year! I very much look forward to welcoming you at GTAI events in 2016.

Kind regards

Peter Alltschekow
Managing Director Eastern Germany


The anniversary also provided occasion for the publication of a special Powerhouse Eastern Germany booklet profiling the revitalized region’s innovative industry cluster landscape. Significant milestones have already been reached.

To paraphrase Iris Gleicke, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States:

“Today, Eastern Germany has the highest manufacturing gross value added share of the G7 countries after Japan (and Germany’s other federal states). By building on the traditionally strong industrial heritage of the region, Eastern Germany has become an international force in the technology fields of the future.”

With contributions from German fundamental and applied research institutes as well as interviews with representative industry clusters in the six new federal states, the publication also outlines the different funding instruments available to innovative international companies.

Invest.Innovate.Internationalize. Industry Clusters in Eastern Germany | © Germany Trade & Invest

Industry Clusters in Eastern Germany


INVEST | New opportunities for your business

  • Florida Roadshow 2015 – 25 Years of German Reunification - Business Opportunities for US Companies in Eastern Germany
    Orlando, USA | December 08
    Tampa, USA | December 10

TRADE | Entrepreneurs‘ trips for companies from Eastern Germany

More information about our events in 2016 will follow soon. Please also check our website!





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