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Berlin at a glance

Welcome to the heart of Europe

Berlin is the largest city in Germany with a population of about 3.7 million and a total area of 892 km² and is also the political and economic decision-making center.

The German capital is a young and cosmopolitan city: 56 percent of the population is younger than 45 and people from over 170 nations now live in the twelve districts of Berlin. In 2022, the population of Berlin grew by around 77,800 people. Nearly 200,000 students have chosen the internationally renowned science location Berlin.

After the interruption in the pandemic year 2020, the Berlin economy is on the up again, the number of people in work and economic output are increasing rapidly. Berlin’s foreign trade is also showing continuous growth, and Berlin products are in demand internationally. 

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 Brinkkötter Member 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 companies access to nearby markets in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the entire EU market.

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

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