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Frankfurt state lead German FDI charge

Germany is a major FDI player both within western Europe and globally. fDi takes a look at which cities and regions are the country's standout performers. Germany commands a large amount of attention in Europe, and its chancellor, Angela Merkel, is hugely influential in most matters concerning the EU. The country is also a big player in the European FDI arena.

In 2014, Germany accounted for 22.64% of all FDI in western Europe, second only to UK’s 27.37% share. fDi Magazine has taken a closer look at the country and investigated which cities and regions come out top in the FDI charts.

Frankfurt ranked first for larger German cities with populations of more than 500,000 people, combining capital expenditure and project numbers per 100,000 people between 2010 and 2014. Across the three sectors highlighted for this study – namely software and IT, business services, and industrial machinery – Frankfurt ranks in the top five of all German cities, in third, fourth and fifth places, respectively. Software and IT FDI accounts for 25.5% of all Frankfurt's inward investments between 2010 and 2014, and the city serves as the financial powerhouse of the country, with 18.2% of its inward FDI in the financial services sector.

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Our next e-newsletter will cover in detail Hessen’s 2015 foreign direct investment results. We are delighted that the number of new international companies increased again to a new all-time record.

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