Hamburg is the most attractive location for international investors in Germany. This is the result of a new ranking, presented by fDi Magazine, a bi-monthly publication of Financial Times Group. fDi Magazine analysed the number of projects by foreign investors and investment volumes in relation to population, i.e. per 100,000 inhabitants. With Hamburg ranked first, Hesse, Berlin, Baden-Wurttemberg, and Saxony followed on ranks two to five.
Hamburg’s Efforts to Attract Foreign Investment Now Pay Off
Frank Horch, Hamburg Minister of the Economy, Transport, and Innovation, comments: “The fact that Hamburg attracted more foreign investment than any other federal state in regard to its size is a confirmation of the economic policies pursued by the Hamburg Senate.” Courtney Fingar, editor-in-chief of fDi Magazine, explains: “In the year 2010, we recognised Hamburg’s efforts to attract foreign investments as Europe’s best in the “European Cities und Regions of the Future Ranking“. Now, Hamburg is reaping the rewards“.
Incentive to Conquer New Markets
Fingar add: “As Germany’s nominee for the 2024 Olympics, Hamburg has already been increasing its international awareness. Foreign investment will certainly continue to rise.“ Dr. Rolf Strittmatter, CEO Hamburg Business Development Corporation, points out: “The distinction received by fDi Magazine is an incentive to once again sharpen the profile of our investment strategy and to attack new markets. Also in five years, we want to be right on the top of the ranking.“
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