New challenges, new work environments, new needs: in Bremen, as in many other regions, 2020 will go down in history as the year of digital change. Despite the crisis, Germany’s smallest federal state recorded 40 foreign direct investments (FDI) with around 252 jobs created last year.
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The Latvian startup Maritime Digital relocated its headquarters from Riga to Lübeck in August 2020.
Brandenburg is becoming one of the leading locations of Germany’s mobility and energy transition. This attracts more and more investments to the state. The biggest will be the TESLA Gigafactory for electric cars in Grünheide, near Berlin. TESLA now wants to expand on this with a battery factory.
300 million euros, 40 million, 20 million – foreign companies continued investments in Baden-Württemberg also in 2020.
Dynamic Development of the Business Location: PSA / Opel and Amazon Invest in Kaiserslautern
US-companies Google and Wayfair, Dutch AMG, Swedish Volvo and Klarna, and South-Korean Posco invest in Hessen.
Japanese, Polish, Norwegian and French investments in the North of Germany.
Thuringia stands out as a blockbuster investment location in Europe’s heartland, even in years as turbulent as 2020.
Due to the complex effects of the Corona crisis, Hamburg Invest’s international relocation business has changed significantly. However, despite all difficulties, the following companies – beside others – were able to settle in Hamburg in 2020.
2020 has been a special year, companies focused on growth opportunities in familiar locations.