Discover the location potentials of our federal state

You are in search of investment possibilities in Baden-Württemberg? If you do, Baden-Württemberg International is exactly the right contact for you.

Baden-Württemberg pays off – especially for investors. The federal state in the southwest of Germany convinces by a strong economy, by numerous global players and a robust medium-sized business with highly qualified specialists. And all this in the centre of Europe.

The innovative research landscape and a modern infrastructure contribute decisively to the economic success of the enterprises in Baden-Württemberg. For instance the southwest of Germany is one of the leading technology regions of Europe with a high density of facilities for research and education and a high share of employees in high technology and future-oriented industries. Besides the core industries of mechanical engineering, automotive industry and health care industry, the economic emphasis in Baden-Württemberg is also on the areas of electrical engineering, sustainable mobility solutions, environmental technology as well as information and communication technology.

Baden-Württemberg also has economically strong regions all over the state, as in the Rhein-Neckar region, in the greater areas of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, on the East Swabian Alb or at Lake Constance.

Thanks to a qualified junior staff, Baden-Württemberg is also a successful innovation location. Educational facilities in Germany's southwest score best in international comparison studies. About one fifth of all approved Clusters of Excellence at German universities are located in Baden-Württemberg. Furthermore, the state has one of the densest and most diverse university and research landscapes with more than 70 universities and more than 100 research institutions. This is the fundament for the innovation ability of the Baden-Württemberg economy and its future success.

Baden-Württemberg International is available to you as "one-stop shop agency" in all issues – quickly, without complication, unbureaucratically and individually.

Just contact us or get informed of our service offer online.


Economic Growth (2018)
1.5 %
Research & Development Spendings (2016)
4.9 % of GDP
Umemployment Rate (2018)
3.2 %
Overview Investment Location Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg is an attractive investment location in Germany. This brochure gives you a short overview about all the advantages, your chances and our service offer.
Overview Investment Location Baden-Württemberg (2 MB)
Investment Guide
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Your contact persons

Thomas Hofmann Head of Department Location Baden-Württemberg Investor Services Phone: +49 711 22787-10 Fax: +49 711 22787-22 thomas.hofmann(at)bw-i.de
Kirsten Listl Investor Services Phone: +49 711 22787-47 Fax: +49 711 22787-22 kirsten.listl(at)bw-i.de