About us


Hessen Trade & Invest – Business Promoter for Hessen

Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI) is the economic development organization of the State of Hesse. Our task is the further sustainable development of the Hessen business and technology location in order to consolidate and expand its competitiveness. Through targeted activities, we contribute to maintain and increase the prosperity and living standard of all Hessian citizens in the long term. To achieve this, we work together as partners with the business, scientific, administrative and political sectors.

Location marketing for one of Europe’s strongest regions

Hessen Trade & Invest presents and represents the Hessen business location. Our core task is the domestic and international marketing of one of Europe’s strongest economic regions. We are convinced that Hessen has deserved its positive image and is on the right track to a stable future.

The advantages of Hessen’s location should appeal to interested companies and major investors. They should be eager and curious to know about the technologies, innovations, skilled personnel and life in Hessen. To get our message across, we advertise in international trade fairs, congresses and events. In our delegation trips, we bring Hessian companies and foreign investors together, also for face to face meetings.

The location advice and investor service specialists

The decision has almost been made. You would like to resettle, relocate or expand your business in Hessen. In all of this, we are the right contact that can facilitate the step that you have taken. Our service is free for you because we welcome strong companies and investors to Hessen.

A decision that you will not regret

Our location advice team supports foreign companies from initial contact to successful resettlement in Hessen. Our location experts will handle your undertaking confidentially. You receive basic facts about the technologies and innovations that make settling in Hessen attractive. Legal regulations represent no obstacle for you because we will inform and advise you comprehensively.

Hessen offers personalized advice for investors

We are sure that investors also benefit from Hessen’s central location in the heart of Europe and the outstandingly developed infrastructure that includes one of the world’s largest airports. In addition, as a leading European business location, Hessen boasts highly qualified professionals and an excellent research environment. Apart from the extensive facts and legal information, you can rely on our close contacts to additional economically relevant organizations. We provide partnerships and offer presentation possibilities in trade fairs.


The Hessen location information service 

  • Current business data about the Hessen location and specific market and sector information
  • Daily updated location information system with commercial spaces
  • Advice about the startup subject field
  • Introductions to taxation law, right of residence and labor law
  • Overviews about funding opportunities and financing programs

Settlement advice

  • Preparation of tailor-made location offers 
  • Organization of site tours
  • Support in approval processes

You can take advantage of our good contacts: Contact assistance to...

  • Hessian authorities and the state government
  • Networks, companies and associations
  • Business promotion institutions, EU Commission
  • Sector initiatives


Just a few clicks away – your request will be immediately forwarded to one of our experts to assist you in your project. We look forward to getting in touch with you.

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Our Business Location Experts
Dr. David Eckensberger

Dr. David Eckensberger

Head of Department
International Affairs

David Eckensberger HTAI GmbH Konradinerallee 9 D-65189 Wiesbaden Phone : +49 611 95017-8326
Fax: +49 611 95017-58326

Andreas Damrau

Senior Manager Investor Services

Andreas Damrau HTAI GmbH Konradinerallee 9 D-65189 Wiesbaden Phone :  +49 611 95017-8346
Fax:  +49 611 95017-58346