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Berlin at a glance

Welcome to the heart of Europe

With a population of more than 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 2019, the population of Berlin grew by 19,170 people. More than 190,000 students also study in Berlin, an internationally renowned center for scientific research.

For years, the Berlin economy has been on the upswing, with the number of gainfully employed and economic output growing rapidly. Berlin's export trade is also showing continuous growth, with products made in Berlin experiencing international demand like never before.

Berlin is also growing in popularity as a leading location for trade fairs and conventions 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. The economic development agency Berlin Partner for Business and Technology offers investors quick and non-bureaucratic support during relocation:

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Service Packages

We advise you in creating tailored concepts for subsidies, lend support with other economic development assistance and help you search for centrally-located real estate and qualified personnel.

Service Packages

Berlin in Germany

Berlin in Europe

Ausschnitt aus dem Wirtschaftsatlas mit Blick auf den Potsdamer Platz

Berlin Economic Atlas

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