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  • Jan 02, 2009 Press Release
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    New Foreign Trade and Inward Investment Agency of the Federal Government: Germany Trade & Invest

    The Federal Government has established a new agency for foreign trade promotion. Germany Trade & Invest GmbH, responsible for both foreign trade and inward investment promotion, officially came into being on January 1 following the merger of the German Office for Foreign Trade (BFAI) and Invest in Germany GmbH. Headquarters for the new agency is Berlin, with a further site in Cologne.

  • Nov 17, 2010 Nanotechnology
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  • Oct 13, 2011
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    R&D Incentives

    Research and development (R&D) are the cornerstones of the future of the German economy. Generous public funding programs contribute to the excellent conditions allowing companies from all over the world to carry out their R&D in Germany: setting the stage for international high-tech products "made in Germany."
    The public and private sectors have made a significant commitment to spend around three percent of national GDP per year on R&D activity. This amounts to approximately EUR 70...

  • Oct 13, 2011
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    Market Reach

    Germany's central location in the middle of Europe brings with it a closely tied infrastructure network. All European capital cities can be quickly reached by land, air or water from Germany.
    Relations with fellow EU member nations are particularly strong. Customs duty exemptions within the EU allow free trade between the community's 28 member states. Nineteen member countries have introduced the euro as its common currency which has eliminated exchange rate risks which would otherwise prove an...

  • Nov 11, 2011
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    Saxony

    There are many good reasons why the region in the heart of Europe is a top location for globally active companies as GLOBALFOUNDRIES, BOSCH, Infineon, Volkswagen, BMW, and NILES-SIMMONS-HEGENSCHEIDT. It’s all about the people who are Saxony’s greatest asset. Because – Saxons are exceptionally bright.

  • Nov 11, 2011
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    Baden-Württemberg

    Hidden behind Baden-Württemberg's (BW) romantic picture is a roaring engine of manufacturing and the world's export champion.
    The third-largest state in Germany has relied on ingenuity and invention to get where it is today – at the forefront of global innovation. Although titans of industry – such as Daimler, Bosch, Porsche, and SAP – are based in BW, thousands of small and medium-sized companies thrive here too and really drive the economy.
    Key industries include automobile manufacturing – as is...

  • Nov 11, 2011
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    Bavaria

    Bavaria boasts a unique identity developed over 1,500 years, a span of time that witnessed the growth of both traditional agricultural wealth and world-class manufacturing and service industries. Hence the slogan: "Laptop and Lederhose."
    BMW, Audi, Siemens, EADS, and Airbus are only a few of the household names that have made Bavaria a powerhouse in manufacturing and exporting.
    Manufacturing's dominance is matched by the strength of the service industry, as Germany's top insurance corporations –...

  • Nov 11, 2011
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    Berlin

    Come to Berlin and you'll feel it, too: energy. Over the last two decades, Germany's capital city has become the gateway between East and West as well as one of the world's most vibrant, creative, and innovative locations.
    In addition to this vibrancy, Germany's largest city offers unbeatable infrastructure, affordable prices, proximity to major decision makers, targeted funding to promote development, a skilled workforce, and an attractive quality of life.
    These prime conditions have led many large...

  • Nov 11, 2011
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    Brandenburg

    The Federal State of Brandenburg has developed into a modern, high-quality location and into a driver of economic activity in the German Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg. Together, Brandenburg and Berlin are one of the most dynamic economic areas in Europe. With its strong-growing economy the German Capital Region is one of Europe’s most exciting hubs. Its central position in the continent ensures that all the growing markets in Europe are only a one-day truck drive away.
    The unique mix of the many...

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