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    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV) is often called the "state of a thousand lakes," but the nickname is only half correct. The state actually has over 2,000 lakes, which – in addition to countless nature reserves, castles, stunning Hanseatic coastline towns with white cliffs and beaches, and excellent ferry facilities – make tourism the state's main industry.
    MV's over 350 km of Baltic Sea coastline attract other industries, too. Over the last 10 years, more than EUR 500 million have been invested in MV’s...

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    Hamburg

    Wind your way up the Elbe River from the North Sea and you'll find the city-state's bustling port – Europe's second largest – and a major international commercial hub.
    With tradition going back centuries and increasingly strong ties with Asia today, Hamburg is a major gateway to the world. The river's waters permeate the region, providing its inhabitants with gorgeous tree-lined waterways and lush parklands.
    With the wealth, know-how, and connections garnered through maritime trade, Hamburg has...

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    Hessen

    Investors are convinced: 95 percent of foreign companies would again opt for Hessen. The economic region in the heart of Germany intersects with Europe's major transport routes and provides international investors with ideal conditions for sustainable growth.

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    Niedersachsen

    Niedersachsen is Germany’s second-largest state, stretching from the Harz Mountains in the east to the North Sea in the west. Its size and location put it right in the center of the major trans-European trade routes.
    This central location has attracted the headquarters of a significant number of foreign companies and some of the world’s largest trade fairs, including the Hanover Industrial Trade Fair and CeBIT, the world’s largest IT trade fair.
    Twenty six inland harbors including nine sea harbors...

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    Saxony-Anhalt

    Saxony-Anhalt 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.

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    Thuringia

    Thuringia lies at the heart of Germany and Europe. Its cultural fame derives from the Weimar poets, Goethe and Schiller, but its craftsmanship is equally valued and far-reaching.
    The town of Jena is the birthplace of the modern optics industry and was chosen as a “City of Science 2008” for its expertise in lens manufacturing, medical and biotechnology, photovoltaic production, and software engineering. Other major economic focuses are engine construction, the tools industry, and the automotive supply...

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    North Rhine-Westphalia

    North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is the most populous and the most densely populated state in Germany. With its 17.9 million inhabitants, there are more people living here than in the neighboring Netherlands.

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    Rheinland-Pfalz

    Thanks to its central location in the heart of Europe and the proximity of the neighboring countries France, Luxembourg and Belgium, Rheinland-Pfalz has become established as an internationally successful, future-oriented business location.
    Besides hidden champions such as Wirtgen GmbH, the world's market leader for road construction machines and systems, global players – for example BASF in Ludwigshafen or Mercedes-Benz, with the world's largest commercial vehicle plant in Wörth – provide for a...

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    Saarland

    The last 200 years have seen frequent change in Saarland. But change has bred adaptability and familiarity, and the region’s ties with France and Luxembourg have given it special advantages: long-established cultural and linguistic bridges as well as thriving trade and business relations with its neighbors.
    Once famous for its vast mining industries, Saarland is quickly becoming more associated with the young technology and IT companies- which makes the state’s focus on innovation a reality worth...

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    Schleswig-Holstein

    Located at the crossroads between Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and the North and Baltic seas, Schleswig-Holstein (SH) cannot help but be closely tied – culturally and economically – to the sea.
    The traditional fishing industry is joined by those of shipbuilding and maritime commerce whose 1,500 companies handle over 50 million tons of goods every year. With over 41,000 ships passing through it annually, the Kiel Canal is the world’s most-used man-made waterway.
    The city of Lübeck is famous for its...

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