TOP LOCATION IN THE CENTER OF EUROPE
Bavaria is a hub for West-East and North-South trade. All of Europe's economic centers can be easily reached from here.
GATEWAY TO CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
May 1, 2004 is a historic date for European integration: On this date, in addition to Malta and Cyprus, the Central and Eastern European countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary officially joined the European Union. Since January 1, 2007, Europe has been additionally enlarged by Bulgaria and Romania.
Bavaria has played a significant role in establishing and expanding German economic relations with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and has established itself as a hub between East and West in recent years. With the eastward expansion of the EU, Bavaria has moved to the center of the European economic area with 493 million consumers and offers companies a secure location close to the new sales markets.
STATE-OF-THE-ART ENERGY, TRANSPORT & TELECOMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
The first-class business-related infrastructure in all parts of Bavaria leaves nothing to be desired by investors and creates immense advantages for companies based in Bavaria.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED & MOTIVATED EMPLOYEES
The world-renowned dual vocational training system, which relies on a close link between theory and on-the-job training, ensures the highest level of employee competence, as does a good university education. This is why innovative top quality is produced in Bavaria as at few other locations in the world.
WORLD-RENOWNED UNIVERSITIES & RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS
With 11 universities, 17 universities of applied sciences, 3 major research institutes, 12 Max Planck Institutes and 9 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft facilities, Bavaria is one of the most important research locations in the world. The excellent knowledge base guarantees the best conditions for the development of new technologies and services, and the practice-oriented cooperation with Bavarian companies ensures rapid implementation.
EFFICIENT ENTREPRENEURIAL PARTNERS
Bavaria's economy is characterized not only by global players but also by a dense network of small and medium-sized industrial, craft and service companies. Every investor encounters a broad spectrum of competitive suppliers, customers and cooperation partners.
SUSTAINABLE HIGH-TECH CLUSTERS
Bavaria already occupies leading national and international positions in almost all new technologies: from information and communications to biotechnologies and energy, medical and environmental technologies. For high-tech companies, this results in attractive leadership advantages. Bavarian mechanical engineering is unparalleled anywhere in the world.
TARGETED SUPPORT FOR INVESTORS
Bavaria offers fast and customized information and support for any company interested in relocating.
OFFENSIVE ECONOMIC POLICY
"New products, new businesses, new markets" is the guiding principle of Bavarian economic policy. As a partner to industry, it is committed to a clear forward strategy in global competition and change.
WORK WHERE OTHERS GO ON VACATION
Bavaria is the most popular vacation destination in Germany. High recreational value, attractive landscapes and cultural richness also meet the demands of top personnel and guarantee companies highly motivated satisfied efficient employees.