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Invest in Germany The Inward Investment Promotion Agency of the Federal Republic of Germany Invest in Germany is the inward investment promotion agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Our mandate is to promote Germany as an attractive business location. We assist and advise potential investors interested in Germany.

Our range of services includes strategic planning, market research, and competitive analysis. Our experts provide comprehensive project management and support services from site selection to the final realization of the investment.

Foreign enterprises planning to establish their business operations in Germany can obtain information on the business environment, such as the corporate investment framework, tax regulations, and subsidies.

All inquiries are kept confidential and our services are free of charge. We support investors from our headquarters in Berlin and our offices in the US, China, and Japan.

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The 10 Most Important Reasons to Do Business in Germany 1. Leading Economy Germany is Europe’s economic engine. Investors profit from the economic performance of the world’s third largest economy. We also offer a large domestic market and easy access to growing markets in the enlarged European Union. 2. Global Player Germany once again retained its position as the world’s number one exporter in 2007. The country is the only G7 state which has increased its share of world trade in the last 10 years. And with EUR 439 billion inward investment in 2006, we also proved to be a money magnet and one of the top regions for foreign investors. 3. High Productivity One of the highest productivity rates in the world 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. Let Your Product Be “Made in Germany”

4. Excellent Workforce Our world class education system ensures the highest standards. 84 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 stablelabor relations. 5. Innovative Power Germany is Europe’s no. 1 location for research. German R&D is generously backed by billions 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.


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In the Heart of Europe: A Favorable Location Grants Access to All European Markets 7. Inviting Incentives Germany has a number of attractive development programs for investors. A comprehensive range of programs support the broad spectrum of business activities at all stages of the investment process Germany has a number of attractive development programs for investors. (e.g., 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 to help companies invest and secure new business. The reforms have improved the general tax framework to keep indirect labor costs down; opening doors of opportunity to ever more investors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; giving Germany a clear advantage over Japan, the US, Canada, Italy, and France.

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9. Secure Investment Framework In Germany, having rights means receiving rights. As a modern state, Germany provides your company with the necessary security. Contractual agreements count as legally binding and intellectual property is vigorously 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.


Our Services Invest in Germany Closely Supports Your Project Management Team throughout the Entire Investment Decision Process

Investment Decision Process Investment Process Milestones Strategy

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Decision and Investment

Invest in Germany Key Support Areas

•G  eneral market information

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• Industry guides/reviews •C  onditions for investment, e.g. economic data, labor market, incentive programs, and tax & legal framework

•D  iscussion of market entry strategies •A  dvice on project financing •M  odel calculation of potential incentives

Consulting and Project Coordination

•P  roactive identification of business opportunities • I dentification of project-specific location factors

•C  ost factor analysis

•Support with final site decision •S election of project partners and facilitators (service providers, financial partners)

• I dentification of possibilities •Negotiations with relevant for cooperation with suppliers, authorities R&D institutes, technology •A  ssistance with the incen­partners, etc. tives application process • Organization  of site visits •S  eamless project handover and fact finding missions to the economic develop•C  ontact with the economic ment corporation in the development corporations selected state of the German states


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