Rounding out the Prognos top 10 are Potsdam, Leipzig, Regensburg and Darmstadt, as well as three districts on the periphery of Munich (Dachau, Ebersberg and Erding) and two on the outskirts of Berlin (Dahme-Spreewald and Oder-Spree). “The districts just outside Berlin will benefit from the Berlin Brandenburg Airport and the Tesla factory in Grünheide since these new projects will create tens of thousands of jobs,” Böhmer says.
Another factor generating business opportunities in some specific locations in Germany are government support programs. They include monetary incentive programs for the regions affected by Germany’s phase-out of coal-powered electricity, the GRW regional economic promotion program, which assists with the costs for setting up business production facilities in underdeveloped areas, and the EUR 10 billion Future Fund package for education and next-generation technology.
“The coal phase-out law, for example, makes rezoning easier in the coal-producing regions, which renders them more attractive for greenfield investments, which, in turn, often trigger associated projects,” says Jens Nagel, director at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).