Your contacts

Peter Effenberger
Peter Effenberger
Economic Development Agency Brandenburg (WFBB)
Head of Division Investment & Innovation
Tel: +49 331 – 73061-201
E-Mail: Send e-mail
Andreas Lippert
Andreas Lippert
Saxony Economic Development Corporation
Head of Department (Vice President) Acquisition, Inward Investment
Tel: +49 351 – 2138-211
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Welcome to Lusatia – where investment pays off

Industry-friendly and innovative, home to medium-sized companies and international corporations – Lusatia is the strong region of growth and opportunity in the border triangle of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. More than one million people live here in 236 towns and municipalities over an area covering almost 12,000 km² – four times as large as Saarland. Located between metropolises of Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig and Wrocław in Poland, this area has been an industrial heartland for 300 years – with proven expertise and supply chains in energy technology, rail systems technology, metal, chemicals and paper. Lusatia, a region where investments pay off, where people live well and where excellent professional prospects are offered.

A showcase of the energy transition – technologies of the future

Lusatia has been Germany's energy region for centuries. And right now it is developing into a showcase for the energy transition. All of Germany looks to this region, where the expertise available is incorporated into technologies and innovations of the future. This is where future energy storage technology is developed, batteries for electromobility are produced and Europe’s most efficient coal-fired power plants are operated. Companies with local roots, including LEAG, BASF, Siemens and Vestas, work hand in hand with Lusatian research institutes and universities to find new solutions for more sustainable energy production and use.

And developing new ways to store energy and use it more efficiently is no less important than generating power from renewable energy sources. In cooperation with BigBattery Lausitz, LEAG is currently developing battery storage on an entirely new scale. Daimler subsidiary Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. KG has already started producing batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles in Kamenz.

Growth
More than 1,000,000 inhabitants
Investment
Four times as big as Saarland
Funding
Up to 40 % for small companies
Workforce
More than 100,000 university students

Science and research

Other scientific and research focuses in Lusatia being undertaken at Brandenburg University of Technology, Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences, Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institutes include lightweight technologies and bioplastics.

At the federal government’s initiative, other non-university, application-orientated research facilities are currently being set up that will make the region a centre of excellence for energy technology and decarbonisation.

Global players use the advantages of the location

Global players like BASF, Daimler, Bombardier, Hamburger Rieger, the Theo Müller Group and Vestas have offices here, as do many innovative SMEs. They benefit from the distinct advantages Lusatia has to offer.

What about you? When do you want to join us and profit from the ongoing growth in Lusatia? When will you take advantage of the excellent conditions here for your investment? Feel free to contact us. We are always happy to advice you.

The location’s unique strengths – 10 reasons to invest in Lusatia
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Positioned centrally in the tri-border region of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, with excellent infrastructure in the trans-European transport network

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First-class developed commercial and industrial locations at attractive conditions

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High quality of life with good value for money, with the major cities of Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig and Wrocław at your front door

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Value chains in industry and services

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Qualified and motivated workforce

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Excellent university and research landscape

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Highly business and industry friendly

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Fast and unbureaucratic approval procedures, without the red tape

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Extensive, perfectly tailored support for investors thanks to close collaboration between the Brandenburg and Saxony economic development agencies and those of the municipalities in Lusatia

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Top funding programmes in all of Germany

We support your investment in Lusatia

The states of Saxony and Brandenburg are engaged in coordinated investor acquisition and the settlement of high value-added companies in Lusatia. This is set out in the cooperation agreement signed on 11 June 2019 between the Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS), the Economic Development Agency Brandenburg (WFBB) and the Lusatia Economic Region (WR.Lausitz).

What does this mean for you? We are your partner for successful investment in Lusatia. In cooperation with the regional economic development agencies, we form a network for your project – and support you in all economic and workforce developments.

Put us to the test – we look forward to hearing from you!