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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.

Bremen as an industrial location

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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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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

Sixth-largest industrial hub, smallest federal state, but eleventh-largest 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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5GSatOpt satellite sample image
Aerospace
24 September 2020
Internet from space

5G, the next generation of mobile data infrastructure, is waiting in the wings. The research project in Bremen 5GSatOpt aims to use space to expand the mobile data infrastructure to the furthest corners of the earth, with the help of constellations of small satellites.

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ECOMAT’s eye-catching exterior is minimalist, but instantly recognisable
EcoMaT / lightweight construction
17 September 2020
ECOMAT – a technological milestone

Policies that boost innovation aim to support the ongoing structural change in industrial companies, SMEs and related service providers. Promoting promising technologies is a particularly important part of this. Some technologies feed into each other, ...

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The Patels aim to give their customers flexibility and creative freedom
Success stories
21 August 2020
Every carpet tells a story

Kathrin and Mark Patel from Bremen are among the most successful designers in their chosen field. Their carpet and wallpaper collections have received numerous awards and the two collaborate with leading manufacturers. The secret of their success? All of their work tells a story.

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