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Bremen is one of the top ten major industrial locations in Germany. Many different industries contribute to its success.

On this page, you will find information about hydrogen in Bremen, the creative and media industries, the retail sector and our business directory.

Hydrogen in Bremen

Hydrogen will play a central role in the energy mix of the future. By being generated from renewable sources, such as wind power or photovoltaics, which use electrolysis, it will reduce CO2 emissions in many different sectors. Find out more about our North German hydrogen strategy.

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Business directory Bremen

In our business directory you will find companies from the wind energy, aerospace, maritime economy & logistics, food & beverage and automotive sectors.

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Creative industries

Bremen's creative industry is a branch of industry with potential. Around 10,000 people work in this sector in Bremen.

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Retail

A total of around one million people shop regularly in Bremen. Bremen's city centre, neighbouring districts and shopping centres make the city an attractive trading location.

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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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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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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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Investing in Bremen
25 March 2021
How Bremen's Überseestadt (New Harbour District) is growing

Bremen's Überseestadt (New Harbour District) is one of the largest urban development projects in Europe. Here is a selection of some of the large-scale construction projects that are currently in progress and will bring even more diversity to this area.

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Wind energy
18 February 2021
5 Green Businesses in Bremen

Doing business in a sustainable, ecological way not only makes a positive contribution to the community and the environment but is also profitable. Five Bremen companies show us what they're doing.

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