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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.

Life and Living in Bremen
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.

Glänzende Aussichten: Die Daimler AG investiert weiter in den Standort Bremen
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.

Bremen – where you can realise innovative ideas and make your business a success

As an investment location, Bremen has everything you could ask for: open, tolerant people, a track record in innovation, outstanding research and technology institutes, and a high quality of life. Add your name to the many success stories that have been realised in Bremen and put your own business idea into action with the help of Bremeninvest.

Bremeninvest is the brand name for Bremen's economic development agency (WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH). We specialise in meeting the needs of international customers and offer a one-stop support service for their business requirements. You can expect a team that works hard on your behalf, a fast decision-making process and a single point of contact who will efficiently coordinate all aspects of your case.

If you are establishing a subsidiary, a branch office or an international start-up, we will provide advice and support every step of the way. We can help you find the right premises, tell you about regional, federal and EU funding opportunities and help you with the official approval processes.

Contact our team to find out more about Bremen as an investment location, about your funding options and about the services provided by Bremeninvest.

Find out more about Bremen as an investment location

The city of Bremen and the port of Bremerhaven together make up the federal state of Bremen. We, the people of Bremen, have a long tradition of combining trade, commerce and innovation. With expertise in everything from maritime services, logistics and aerospace engineering to wind energy and automotive, our economy is strong and fit for the future. But that's not all: Bremen is also a key player in digitisation, Industry 4.0 and the creative industries.

Creative / Media
30 July 2019
Autonomous driving in Bremen-Borgfeld

How do self-driving cars find their way around rural areas? A team in Bremen is using space technology to overcome this challenge for autonomous cars.

Digitization
23 July 2019
A visit to ArcelorMittal’s Digital Lab in Bremen

Steel producer ArcelorMittal is employing a digital strategy that could also be of interest to SMEs – including when it comes to artificial intelligence.

News
16 July 2019
Letters from China: July 2019 edition

Despite the trade dispute, China remains a key import and export market for Bremen companies. That is why our country newsletter regularly reports on the latest trends, developments and other topical news from China.

Bremen Technology Park
9 July 2019
The Lego bricks of conveyor technology

Bremen-based start-up cellumation has already won various awards for its invention, but now the company is really taking off. It has developed a new conveyor system called Celluveyor, whose modular construction makes it significantly more flexible and means it requires less space than conventional systems.

Startups
2 July 2019
Why coworking is the new working from home

Lots of room in the heart of the city – when it comes to coworking, Spaces now rules the roost. Stefanie Lürken, Country Manager of Spaces in Germany, tells us what brings the company to Bremen, and why coworking is increasingly replacing teleworking from home.

Maritime economy and logistics
25 June 2019
Ten logistics companies from Bremen

Bremen without logistics – inconceivable! But what do the more than 1,000 companies that make up the sector actually do? We introduce ten logistics firms.

News
19 June 2019
Letters from Turkey: June 2019 edition

The economic ties between Germany and Turkey go back centuries, and the dynamic country on the Mediterranean is still a great place to do business. Our regular Letters from Turkey showcase why.

Success stories
11 June 2019
Linhorn: Trust but verify

Enquiry, quote, order, delivery, payment – that’s the standard procedure the world over, but it doesn’t always run smoothly if the business links involved span thousands of miles. So in 2015, the Chinese Linhorn Group opened its only European branch in Bremen in order to establish better contacts with its suppliers.

Maritime economy and logistics
4 June 2019
Logistics hub Bremen – by land, sea and air

Logistics is the backbone of the German economy. There are few places where this is more obvious than in Bremen and Bremerhaven, which is why companies are keen to base themselves here.