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Lotus Growing Near Frankfurt Airport

A company with a global workforce of 120,000 that sold 2.1 million vehicles last year, and that has five development centers in China, Sweden, the United Kingdom – and now Hessen. Who are we talking about? Chinese automaking group Geely. The company opened its new Lotus Tech Innovation Centre …
Our new representative in the USA during his visit in Hessen


Julius Bosak is Hessen's new representative in the USA

Hessen's new representative in the USA is Julius Bosak. The USA representation based in Chicago is a joint project of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH and FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH International Marketing of the Region (FRM GmbH).
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The newly established International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) will be headquartered in Frankfurt

Frankfurt in Hessen has been awarded as the main location for the new International Sustainability Standards Board, which is to set global standards in the field of financial sustainability reporting.
And the winners are: HEDRICH GmbH, BioSpring GmbH and BAG Diagnostics GmbH
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Hessen’s Champions 2021

A “Global Market Leader” in Ehringshausen-Katzenfurt, a “Job Creator” in Frankfurt am Main and “Innovation” in Lich – these are the places where “Hessen’s Champions 2021” are located.
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Essity launches green hydrogen pilot for CO2-free tissue production in Hessen

Hygiene and health company Essity is launching a pilot project to run a paper machine CO2-free with green hydrogen in the company’s production facility in Mainz-Kostheim, Hessen. For this purpose, natural gas is successively replaced by green hydrogen on the site’s largest paper machine …


Economic relations between Hessen and the Netherlands

Recently, Hessen Agentur has published a detailed study on the economic relations between Hessen and the Netherlands.
Akasol’s factory for commercial-vehicle battery systems in Hessen
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Europe’s Largest Factory for Commercial-Vehicle Battery Systems Opened in Hessen

Gigafactory 1 – an impressive name for an impressive factory. It is nothing less than Europe’s largest factory for commercial-vehicle battery systems. It has been opened in Hessen and is just another proof of Hessen’s innovative power and competitiveness in the mobility sector.
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Feels like Fashion with Terry Dean Pepper

"Let's create the Silicon Valley of circular fashion". In this video interview business consultant Terry Dean Pepper speaks about the need for purpose-driven management and shares his vision for Frankfurt as a global hub for sustainable fashion.
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Opposites Attract

Telegraph office meets e-commerce. Bank meets graffiti. At Klarna, opposites attract – successfully. The payment solutions provider was founded in 2005 in Sweden and came to Central Hessen in 2014.


New Ways to Fight the Coronavirus

Can waste water samples help combat the coronavirus: It sounds peculiar, but they can. Learn how such samples can be used to predict infection events and hence allow preventive measures to be taken.
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It’s Official: We Are a Fair European Metropolitan Region

TransFair (Fairtrade Germany) has named the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main region as a “fair European metropolitan region” this year. Learn more about the future-oriented initiative.
Frankfurt is Europe's digital capital, and with more than 10 Terabit per second peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world's leading Internet Exchange.


Data Center Hub Hessen: China Mobile International Expands Operations

China Mobile International (CMI) has opened a new data center in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Hessen, confirming Frankfurt as a premier data center hub.
The towering bank skyscrapers in Frankfurt are a testament to the importance of the metropolitan region within the Euro zone.
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Frankfurt Confirmed as the EU’s Leading Financial Center

The city in Hessen is now officially Continental Europe’s most important financial center. Find out more about the ranking - and what impact the "Brexit effect" has.
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5 Takeaways About Our Start-Up Ecosystem

Hessen’s start-up ecosystem is flourishing: Numerous cluster initiatives and a strong educational landscape accelerate the growth of our ecosystem as the recently published „Hessen Startup Monitor 2021“ found out. We have summarized 5 key takeaways for you.


All you need to know

Investing in Hessen just got easier: Our new website is launched!
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Another Global Player for Hattersheim

The new European headquarters of the Japanese group Yaskawa are being built at a cost of 23 million euros on an 8,000 square-metre site in Hattersheim Industrial Park.


Inside the Minds of Inspiring Founders

Jörn „Joe“ Menninger has been aware of the potential the startup ecosystem in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region offers years ago. This is why he founded in 2014 - an English only startup podcast and YouTube blog in Frankfurt.
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Marburg and Frankfurt Are Ready To Go - Know-How From Hessen!

“The whole world is looking at Hessen and the tremendous news from our State just keeps coming,” enthuses Dr Rainer Waldschmidt, Managing Director of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH, and emphasises: “Hessen is taking a central role in fighting infections.”
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Hessen Is the Frontrunner For Internet Coverage in Industrial Estates

About 94 per cent of Hessian industrial estates are provided with an internet speed of at least 50 megabits per second.
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Hessen – A State of Hidden Digital Healthcare Champions

“Hessen has achieved a leading position in the national comparison,” says Dr Rainer Waldschmidt, Managing Director of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI).
A conversation with Donald Schaffer. Dexerials’ products are used in laptops, among other things, and are helping to keep communications going during the coronavirus crisis.


The Koi in the Shark Tank

How did a global player from Japan like Dexerials find a home away from home in Frankfurt, Hessen? Donald Schaffer, Director Sales & Marketing Europe and Head of Dexerials' Automotive Solution Business Unit Europe, talks to us about finding the right location, his experience in Frankfurt and …
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Google is Coming to Hessen

“Google is coming to Hessen. This year has shown us just how important digitalization is. And Hessen is the perfect location for this, as Google’s decision shows!” Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt, CEO of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI), is delighted by Google’s plans to …
There is no need to search the night sky to see Starlink's satellites. One look at is enough to follow the route of the satellites. Those who prefer to see the light points live can enter their whereabouts and see when they are passing over their own home.
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A Visionary Project in an Innovative Region

Elon Musk – the name says it all. This visionary businessman is known across the world for his spectacular ideas. His latest project is to make high-speed satellite Internet available around the world. He’s counting on Hessen to make this happen, and has established the German HQ for …
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Open for Business

Imagine a place where the technologies of tomorrow meet the best of today’s lifestyle. Where start-ups meet international companies. And where passion meets business.
HTAI: Your first adress in Hessen
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Here to Stay

Hessen is a popular choice of location for international companies. The state has ranked high in Germany’s FDI league table for years now. This shows the most common destination states for investors establishing a presence in Germany.
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On the Home Stretch in the Race Against Covid-19

In the fight against the coronavirus, the world has been watching the Rhine-Main area. At the latest since November 9, 2020 – the day when local firm Biontech announced that tests to date showed the vaccine developed together with its US partner Pfizer was more than 90 percent effective.
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Together into the Future

The transfer between science and industry, between research and application is the real freestyle with future-oriented technology. The Center for Artificial Intelligence was founded in the state of Hessen to ensure that this also succeeds.
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N STORE – for Europe from Japan

Whether in film, sports, culture or culinary delights, the Japanese community in Frankfurt is highly active. Around 4,500 Japanese live in the federal state of Hessen—more than 2,000 of them live in the city of Frankfurt.
Good ground - not only for companies
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On Good Ground

Every hobby gardener knows that the right soil for healthy growth is needed. And if you want to harvest something, even more so. It’s no different when starting up a business—if you want sustainable growth for your company, you should know the perfect location.
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Feels like Fashion

OK, Fashion Week is coming to Frankfurt. What at first glance might not really fit – the business, fair and trading city Frankfurt has many attributes, just not this. But what becomes clear on closer inspection is that fashion in Frankfurt has created interesting products and personalities. …
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Frankfurt Goes Green

We all know the importance of our eco-footprint. Yet, it can be quite difficult to live environmentally friendly, especially in a city. In this regard, Frankfurt in Hessen is the most eco-friendly city to work in - second only to London and outperfomring other major financial centers such as …
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Fashion. Flair. Frankfurt!

The alliteration is easy on the tongue. From July 6 to 8, 2021, it will become a reality: Fashion Week is moving to Frankfurt. After around 20 years in Berlin, the fair will be held in Frankfurt in Hessen for the first time, with an accompanying program of events and conferences throughout the …
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Smart Hessen

Intelligent garbage cans, free Wi-Fi hotspots and contactless payment in council offices: digital technologies are used in a range of different ways in major cities in Germany. This was among the findings of the Smart City Index. Municipalities in Hessen and Baden-Württemberg performed …
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Supply chains become supply mazes

Support for your supply chain management during the coronavirus crisis
This statue in Kassel, northern Hessen, is of Hercules, who embodied strength, courage and wisdom. Qualities that we can put to good use in these difficult times.
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A Herculean Task

While the corona crisis is a stress test for society, it presents the economy with an unprecedented Herculean task. To ensure that companies in Hessen, whether small or large, do not need to face this task alone, the federal state of Hessen reacted quickly and decided to offer a protective shield …
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From China to Frankfurt

Li Shiwei, President of Tencent Cloud Europe, announced back in December 2019 that this Chinese digital company plans to expand its activities in Europe. And Germany is Tencent’s most important market outside of China.
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© © Sandra Junker / TU Darmstadt


Cleverly connected

Interdisciplinary approaches often solve problems faster and more efficiently. And they open up countless new perspectives and opportunities. An interesting application of this is the engineering-based Center for Synthetic Biology founded by the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt in Hessen.
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Working where other people take vacation

When people say “work where other people take vacation”, your first thought might be of brilliant sunshine, blue sea and colorful cocktails. But in Hessen, even in winter you can enjoy the sun setting over the nearby snow-covered mountains, the River Rhine winding its way through the …


“The connectivity is great on every level” - A Hessen-Irish Success Story

We spoke to Dr Keith Young from ATC, a Data Centre and Logistics Company. ATC has 40 years of experience in computer transport, logistics, data center migration and working with international technology companies. Established in Dublin in 1979, ATC now works with technology companies and cloud …
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Well prepared

Although a hard Brexit “is far from being off the table,” as Minister of European Affairs Lucia Puttrich reminded audiences just recently, the business and policy worlds have prepared themselves well over the past three and a half years. Especially beyond Britain’s borders.
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© VR-Immobilien & Service GmbH der VR-Bankverein Bad Hersfeld-Rotenburg eG


Who chose Hessen?

Despite the challenges currently facing world trade, Hessen is perfectly placed for businesses that want to target the European market and beyond. In the past year, the state has once again retained its position as an internationally renowned hub for investment. Asian companies, particularly from …


Where ideas and innovations are born

“Innovation is one of the key factors for the success of modern economies, and it originates from the innovativeness of the individual companies. We are proud that Hessen is one of the most important high-tech regions in Europe, but we want to strengthen this position even further,” …


Germany works. Hessen succeeds.

Where’s the best place to do business? The answer you often get is Germany. Because Germany works. Everything here works together. The country is like an engine that runs perfectly, creatively designed for performance and reliability and assembled with precision.


Hessen – A Great Place to Call Home

It’s official: Hessen is a cut above the rest when it comes to quality of life.


Hessen’s Creative Minds

Hessen is an undeniably creative place, which is clearly evidenced by the 125,600 professionals working in the creative industry across the state.


Connecting the world

88 airlines and 259 destinations across 99 countries: that’s Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s most important international hub for air travel.


Hessen: The Path to Happiness

Despite the oft-cited expression telling us that there’s no sure path to happiness, there are, at least, some trailblazers leading us in this direction. According to a recent study, one of these pioneers is the most centrally located federal state of Germany: Hessen.


Hessen sets a new world record for data

For the second time this year, DE-CIX (German Commercial Internet Exchange) in Frankfurt has hit a new world record.


Central Hessen: the state of the art in the medical industry

The triad of education, research and business offers a unique selling point in Central Hessen for intensive networking activities being conducted in the areas of health and medicine.
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Rising Foreign Investment in Hessen

Hessen has yet again asserted itself as a prime foreign investment destination in the face of worldwide competition. The past year saw 193 foreign companies either gain a foothold for the first time or expand their current operations in Hessen, 20 more than in 2017.


Top investments in Hessen in 2018

What does the British educational association King’s Group have in common with the Silicon Valley Bank from the US and the Bank of Taiwan? All three companies are impressed with the economic hub of Hessen and decided to set up operations here in the past year.
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Hessen masters 2018 with flying colors

Once again, Hessen Trade & Invest’s investor consultants, together with the regional management associations of North and Central Hessen and FrankfurtRheinMain, advised a large number of international investors this year.
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Hessen is offering a new degree course in the promising field of medical technology

Companies in Hessen can look forward to hiring new, highly educated and trained employees specializing in medical technology.
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Hessen is attracting Chinese car manufacturers

The Chinese car manufacturer Chery will be opening its development and design center in Raunheim in January 2019. And a second manufacturer is coming as well: Geely.


Chinese automobile manufacturer Chery opens its R&D and design center in Raunheim

The automotive industry in Hessen is experiencing prominent growth. Chery Automobile, one of the best-known Chinese automobile manufacturers is settling in the region FrankfurtRheinMain.


Hessen becomes a stronghold in the fight against cancer

The State of Hessen is opening up new possibilities in cancer research. One example is the new Frankfurt Cancer Institute, which is set to be opened on Campus Niederrad thanks to the LOEWE funding program.


CRISP Darmstadt to become a national technology center

The Centre for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) in Darmstadt will become the new National Research Centre in 2019.


Hessen: the technology state

Hessen is a high-tech state that will only be able to secure its prosperity by providing technology-oriented companies with optimal conditions. Ideas developed in Hessen should be translated into products that are also manufactured in Hessen at competitive prices.
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Community management at Hessen Trade and Invest

Hessen Trade and Invest gets involved with the region’s international networks and regularly organizes community events. This year, we’ve continued to collaborate with consulates general and embassies to hold numerous events with various communities. 
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Hessen firms up economic ties with China

A delegation from Hessen led by Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI) and the Hessen state ministry of economics is currently attending the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.


Chinese investment bank CICC begins investing at the financial center of Frankfurt

The China International Capital Corporation Limited has chosen the financial center of Frankfurt to host its continental European headquarters. 
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Online first!

The Minister of Economics Tarek Al-Wazir presented the Anual Report of the HA Hessen Agentur GmbH (HA) an its subsidiaries.
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DAW Deutsch-Asiatischer Wirtschaftskreis e.V. (The German-Asian Business Circle)

The German-Asian Business Circle (DAW) operates a platform allowing its members to engage in regular discussions with key decisionmakers in the fields of politics, diplomacy, and economics and to share experiences with companies that successfully maintain business relations in and with Asia. 
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“Minimizing the negative impact and seizing opportunities with regard to Brexit” – A New Study on the Expectations of Hessen-based Entrepreneurs

A Hessen-Agentur study found that the ongoing Brexit negotiations have aroused considerable uncertainty within the Hessian economy.
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A Glimpse of Hessen’s Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industry

Hessen’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry employs around 60,000 people (2016), of which two thirds work in the production of chemical products and one third in the pharmaceutical sector. 
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Business Day in Singapore – Hessen Delegation meets Singaporean Enterprises

On behalf of the German State of Hessen and Hessen Trade & Invest, the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) organized the Hessen Business Day & Luncheon on Monday, 23 April 2018. 


Foreign Investment Remains on the Rise – 173 Companies Gain a Foothold in Hessen

The number of foreign companies establishing a permanent presence in Hessen rose yet again in 2017 with 173 international companies opening new locations or expanding current locations in the past year.


Amazon Opens New Warehouse in Raunheim

The opening of a new distribution center in Raunheim (Gross-Gerau) marks the establishment of online retailer Amazon’s third location in Hessen.


Important Information and Services About “Germany’s Best Place”

Obtaining a work permit, enrolling in German-language lessons, renting an apartment, finding a bilingual school – how do these things work in the FrankfurtRhineMain region? 
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New Hessen Correspondent for the USA

Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH opens a joint representative office in Chicago together with FRM GmbH
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Top Investments in Hessen, 2017

The year 2017 is coming to an end and, once again, many foreign investors have decided to invest in the economic hub of Hessen. We are delighted to introduce you to some of these top investments.
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Economic hub of Hessen continues to be in high demand

Once again, numerous delegations from across the globe have visited the economic hub of Hessen.


Europe office in Frankfurt promotes foreign investments

Nearly 12,100 kilometers separate the cities of Frankfurt and Santiago de Chile. Companies from Hessen may soon find themselves traveling to this region more often than before since the South American country set up an office to serve as a contact point for investors in Frankfurt.
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Al-Wazir opens Hessian representative office in Singapore

Minister of Economics Tarek Al-Wazir has opened a new representative office for the state of Hessen in Singapore.


EBA is not coming to Frankfurt

Prime Minister Volker Bouffier and his deputy, Minister of Economics Tarek Al-Wazir, regret that the headquarters of the European Banking Authority (EBA) will not be moving to Frankfurt.


Hessen has Europe’s largest battery systems factory now

On November 17, 2017, AKASOL and Hessen’s Minister of Economics, Tarek Al-Wazir, inaugurated Europe’s largest battery systems factory for electric vehicles, boasting a capacity of 600 MWh (3,000 e-buses) per year. The company from Darmstadt is creating up to 150 new jobs in Langen (Hessen).


State Secretary Samson introduces the Hessen correspondent to Buenos Aires

Companies from Hessen seeking to gain more information about business potentials in South America now have an official contact partner of the Hessen state government in Buenos Aires.
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Nord-Micro, OptoTech Optikmaschinen and Lampenwelt named as HESSEN CHAMPIONS 2017

On the 26th Hesse Entrepreneur Day hosted by the Federation of Hessen Trade Associations (VhU), the “Hessen Champions 2017” were announced in the Wiesbadener Kurhaus.


Market leader MOONS selects the economic hub of Hessen

MOONS, Asia’s leading company for intelligent motion control, founds a subsidiary office in Frankfurt. The main reasons for this were the city’s highly developed infrastructure and its secure investment environment.
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Hessen – In the heart of Europe

Situated right in the heart of Europe, Frankfurt offers optimum infrastructural possibilities: the networking of planes, trains and automobiles provides nearly perfect conditions. Frankfurt Airport, in particular, stands out as an international hub and an economic driver.


Joint Hessian booth at the "Mobile World Congress" trade fair in Barcelona

In 2018, the Hessian economy will be present at the "Mobile World Congress" trade fair in Barcelona with a joint booth. Visit us!


Germany’s first study program in designing digital transformation

A new study program aims to support companies to master the digital transformation so they can remain globally competitive.


Energy Awards 2017: The REstable joint European power grid research project receives an award

With its partners in France, Portugal and Germany, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems Technology (IWES) in Kassel received the special prize European Energy Project for the European power grid research project »REstable – grid-stabilizing system services in the electricity …


New testing laboratory for residual stress analyses at the University of Kassel

Starting immediately, industrial companies can have their highly stressed components tested at the accredited lab of the University of Kassel. This contributes, for example, to the development of safe parts in the automobile or aviation industry.
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Frankfurt is among Germany’s most forward-looking cities

As confirmed by research of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut - HWWI) and the Berenberg Private Bank, Frankfurt is one of the TOP 3 most forward-looking cities in Germany.
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Dexerials Europe B.V. is coming to Hessen

In July, Dexerials opened its German office in Frankfurt with the corporate name of “Dexerials Europe BV” – actually, the first branch that the internationally active chemical component manufacturer has opened in Germany.
©Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH


International Trade Fair Location

As a global trading center, Frankfurt enjoys a leading position in the ranking of the European metropolises. Messe Frankfurt is the oldest organizer of tradeshows and with over 42 fairs and more than 1,4 million visitors per year, one of the largest trade fair location of the continent.
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"In spite of numerous competitors, Frankfurt is well positioned"

With Frankfurt, the Federal Republic of Germany is applying for the new location of the European Banking Authority (EBA).


Pay us a visit at the event entitled, “Environmental technologies in China and market opportunities for Hessen-based companies.”

The event entitled, “Environmental technologies in China and market opportunities for Hessen-based companies” will highlight opportunities for Hessian companies in the Chinese market. 


Feels like Hessen – Regional Delicacies

Looks like documenta, sounds like babo, tastes like Handkäs’! Feels like Hessen! The new Feels like Hessen blog serves as a monitor and gauge for creative lifestyles and workplaces in Hessen. 


Thru opens datacenter in Germany

Thru Inc., a leading producer of file-sharing and collaboration solutions for companies, has announced the opening of a new local datacenter as the basis for its EFSS platform in Frankfurt.


Attractive like never before – Germany as a business location

The consulting firm A.T. Kearney published a study on the appeal of worldwide locations for foreign investors. Germany continued its positive trend, placing second behind only the USA.


OVH: Successful expansion of operations to the business location of Hessen

OVH, the European market leader in the cloud computing industry opens data center in Limburg.


“Hessen as an ideal bridgehead into the EU”:

A study by the HA Hessen Agentur GmbH shows the high importance of the UK market for the state of Hessen.
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Software AG Acquires Cumulocity GmbH and Extends its Internet of Things Technology Leadership

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the acquisition of Cumulocity GmbH, based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Cumulocity develops innovative solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) offering connectivity for networked digital devices and sensors through a cloud hosted IoT device …


Foreign Investments in Hessen Remain on the Rise – 163 Permanent Establishments

Another new record set – A total of 163 international companies set up permanent establishments or expanded their existing investments in Hessen in the past year. Never before has Hessen experienced such a large volume of foreign direct investment. Atop the list of investors for the first time is …


Deutsche Börse launches new segment called Scale

Scale, the new segment of the German stock market targeting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), was launched successfully on March 1, 2017. Scale featured 46 listed stocks and corporate bonds at the start of the trading day. Further issuers have already applied for inclusion and are set to …


Hessen’s Minister of European Affairs Lucia Puttrich visits Merck

As part of a series of meetings surrounding the issue of Brexit, Hessen’s Minister of European Affairs Lucia Puttrich paid a visit to the Darmstadt-based science and technology corporation Merck, where she discussed the ramifications of the upcoming implementation of the Brexit referendum with Dr. …


High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in Fraunhofer Spin-Off wetransform

The High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in wetransform, a start-up that builds a cloud solution for particularly easy data transformation and migration.
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Dow relocates German headquarters to Wiesbaden

Many Dow employees will soon have a longer commute to work in the wake of the American chemical company’s plans to merge two locations into one. The CEO explains why Hessen’s capital city was selected.