Germany is the new hotspot for doing business and investing in Europe. As the largest market in the region and the fourth largest economy in the world, this country is one of the most attractive locations for companies and investors looking for accessibility, profitability and stability. It is the main economic engine in the EU, with one of the highest productivity rates in the world.
With a diverse economy and strong technology, finance, automobile, aviation, industrial production, medicine and even precious metal production sectors, Germany offers a highly skilled labour force and access to leading research and development facilities. It has a sophisticated infrastructure and a competitive legal and tax framework for business development and foreign direct investment.
In 2017, the German economy expanded by over 2.3%. This momentum is driving investment into the country, with FDI inflows at over €10bn and more than 80,000 foreign companies operating there. Moreover, its political stability, geographic advantages and friendly policies are enhancing growth and strengthening its position as an economic engine and regional business hub. Germany is without doubt open for business.
Hamburg: next port of call
One of the top locations in Germany is Hamburg. This exciting and innovative city is attracting companies and businesses from all over the world, offering unique opportunities in logistics, aviation, real state, transport, energy, finance, media and tourism among others. With over 1.8 million inhabitants, it is the second-largest city in Germany and is a dynamic, fast-growing and innovative location for business with all the perks of a cosmopolitan city.
The Metropolitan Region of Hamburg is one of the major trading centres of the continent and ranks as the leading location for doing business in Germany. According to the Financial Times’ fDi magazine, it is the most appealing location in the country for European and international investors given its economic potential, technological infrastructure, highly skilled labour force, and friendly business environment.