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Bremen as an investment location

A city state primed for success

The Bremen region may be relatively small, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in its capacity for innovation, its commercial strength and its entrepreneurial spirit. This cosmopolitan city state has expertise in the maritime economy / logistics, wind energy, automotive and aerospace – and is a global player in all of them. Numerous highly respected research institutes are based in Bremen and help to put new ideas and solutions into practice in close collaboration with business. In the sections below you can find out about our key industries as well as the contacts for them at Bremeninvest.

Major companies in Bremen

From 'A' as in 'Airbus' to 'Z' as in 'Zech Group', Bremen has a number of large companies that export across the globe and are among the market leaders in their sectors. These are the major employers in Bremen.

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VR 360°: Bremen's economic strengths - a virtual flight over the two-city state

Experience Bremen in 360° all-round view: in our YouTube channel you will find a VR film. You fly over one of Germany's largest business locations - green, maritime, traditional and innovative. A flight of fancy even without VR glasses.

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Business hub Bremen – these are its strong sectors

The state of Bremen covers 420 square kilometres and is home to around 670,000 people. Almost 22,000 companies provide more than 325,000 jobs. Below, we introduce some of the strong sectors that make Bremen such an excellent business location.

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Facts and figures about Bremen

Among the top ten major industrial hubs in Germany, smallest federal state, but eleventh-largest German city. We have put together a selection of key facts and figures about Bremen for you.

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Life and living in Bremen

Did you know that Bremen is the only major German city that has an international airport within ten minutes of the city centre? Or that there are 28 museums here? Find out more about life in Bremen by visiting our website bremen.de.

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Aerospace
12 May 2021
Launching a career in rocket science

Marcel Hesselmann is a young scientist who is currently researching how using innovative new materials can cut the cost of sending rockets into space. Working as part of the @ALL collaborative project, he's using the facilities at the ECOMAT research and development centre in Bremen to launch his professional career.

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Success stories
22 April 2021
A Centuries-Old Connection

The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen is composed of two cities, namely the city of Bremen itself (population approx. 568,000) and the port city of Bremerhaven (population approx. 114,000). The two cities are 53 km apart, but together they comprise the German federal state that carries the official designation “Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.”

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Automotive Industries
15 April 2021
Photo gallery: ten models made at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen

No fewer than ten Mercedes-Benz models proudly bear the seal 'Made in Bremen'. They range from standard saloons to sports cars and SUVs. Which one do you like best?

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