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Berlin at a glance

Welcome to the heart of Europe

With a population of about 3.7 million and a total area of 892 km² (344 sq. mi.), Berlin is Germany's largest city and a leading center for political and economic decisions.

The German capital is a young and cosmopolitan city: 55% of the population is younger than 45 and people from over 190 nations around the world now make their homes in the twelve districts of Berlin. In 2020 the population of Berlin decreased for the first time by around 5,400 people. Roughly 200,000 students have chosen the internationally renowned Science location Berlin.

The Berlin economic situation had been on the upswing for years, the number of people in employment and economic output rose rapidly. Berlin's foreign trade also showed continuous growth, and Berlin products were in international demand as never before. Due to the Corona situation, this development was interrupted in 2020.

Up until the pandemic year, Berlin was also enjoying growing popularity as the leading trade fair and congress location in Germany. Numerous leading international trade fairs are held here each year.

Why Berlin?

„Berlin has prevailed against contestants such as Barcelona and Istanbul in the location competition for the new Business Service Center for Human Resources of the E.ON SE. It was decisive for us that the new location would attract and bind highly qualified professionals. Berlin convinced us in the European comparison because the city is functioning as a hub between our international locations. Here we found a modern location in a central location for our almost 300 employees. We have received all possible support by Berlin’s politics and Berlin’s business promotion in the siting process.“

Johannes Brinkkötter
Johannes BrinkkötterMember of the Management Board, E.ON Business Services GmbH

Investing in Germany and Berlin

Germany's central location in Europe makes its leader in business, giving investors access to nearby markets in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the entire EU market.

Entrepreneurs and investors are supported with extensive funding and financing programmes in Berlin. We, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, the economic promotion agency of the State of Berlin, offer investors quick and non-bureaucratic support during relocation:

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Ausschnitt aus dem Wirtschaftsatlas mit Blick auf den Potsdamer Platz

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The Berlin Economic Atlas provides specific industry and infrastructure information for any location in Berlin.