10 Reasons to Choose Germany

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10 Reasons to Choose Germany

Germany is Europe's largest market, a global leader in innovation - and much more! Check out why Germany is the right choice for you.

1 - Leading Economy

Germany is Europe's economic engine. Investors profit from the economic performance of the world's fourth largest economy. We also offer a large domestic market and easy access to growing markets in the enlarged European Union.

2 - Global Player

Germany is the world’s number three exporter, neck and neck with China and the US after six years at the top spot. And with EUR 469 billion FDI, we also proved to be an investment magnet and one of the top regions for foreign investors.

3 - High Productivity

One of the highest productivity rates in the world, German quality, and steadily decreasing unit labor costs are the decisive factors for our competitiveness. A series of social and market reforms have further contributed to Germany's continued economic growth to make it one of Europe’s most cost-effective production locations.

4 - Excellent Workforce

Our world class education system ensures the highest standards. 81 percent of the German population have been trained to university entrance level or possess a recognized vocational qualification – above the OECD average of 67 percent. An investor friendly social-market economy promotes stable labor relations.

5 - Innovative Power

Germany is Europe's № 1 location for research. German R&D is backed by billions of euros in annual federal funds, helping to make Germany the world's leader in innovation. It's this commitment which also makes us Europe's leading patent applicant and the leading global force in high-tech solutions.

6 - First Class Infrastructure

Located at the heart of Europe, Germany is Europe's number one logistics market. A sophisticated energy and communications infrastructure and first-class transportation networks ensure on-time delivery and short roads to success.

7 - Inviting Incentives

Germany provides attractive incentives to all investors. A comprehensive range of programs support the broad spectrum of business activities at all stages of the investment process. Support ranges from cash incentives for the reimbursement of direct investment costs to incentives for labor and R&D.

8 - Competitive Tax Conditions

Germany has significantly reduced its corporate tax levels. A far-reaching reform of company taxation is helping companies invest, and secure new business. The Federal Government’s raft of reforms to improve the general tax framework and keep indirect labor costs down are opening doors of opportunity to ever more investors.

9 - Secure Investment Framework

Highly developed economic and political frameworks provide the necessary security for your business investment. Our judiciary and civil service institutions are professionally regulated to ensure consistently excellent service. Contractual agreements are secure and intellectual property is strictly protected.

10 - Quality of Life

Germany is a modern, tolerant, and cosmopolitan society with an excellent standard of living. Superior health and education provision, endless opportunities for sports and recreation in our beautiful landscape, and a vibrant cultural scene are just some of the reasons why more than seven million foreigners have made their homes in Germany.

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