The Hamburg Economic Authority and the state of Schleswig-Holstein are forging ahead with joint projects to create a cross-border industrial location in north Germany, the authority announced Monday (January 9). The northeast of Hamburg and the bordering county of Stormarn, both on the A1 motorway, form an attractive economic location where demand for commercial spaces has been growing for years. Only 19 hectares of commercial space will be available in the Hamburg district of Wandsbek over the next four years.
An approximately 40 hectare, cross-border industrial location is to be created in the region and will be managed by the private property owners Jebens KG and WAS. Reinhard Meyer, Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister for Economics, noted: “We have well developed commercial spaces available in Schleswig-Holstein which are attractive to companies that can no longer grow in the Hamburg urban area.”
Expansion of renewable energies
Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein have also launched NEW 4.0 – a large cross-border initiative by commerce, science and politics to achieve sustainable energy supply. The Elbe Seaports is just one example of a harbour concept carried by Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg in a bid to expand the infrastructure for transport.
Joint trips by delegations
Frank Horch, Hamburg’s Senator for Economics, pointed out: “People from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, who accompanied us on our trip to Iran, were able to see just how well co-operation works not only in politics but among companies.” More joint trips by delegations are scheduled to Copenhagen and Indonesia this year to open doors for commerce in both states. Meyer added: “Both states profit when Schleswig-Holstein und Hamburg market their strengths together. It is important to our international partners that we both think and act in a north German manner.”
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