Germany’s strengths are its location at the centre of Europe, its political stability, its powerful and diversified industrial network, its reliable and expansive infrastructure, favourable social climate, stable legal framework, and its highly qualified, well-educated workforce. It’s a leading jurisdiction for foreign direct investment and ranks 22/190 for Ease of Doing Business.
As one of the founding EU Member States, Germany is a hub for EU policy and guidance. It has one of the strongest economies and largest populations in Europe, and its borders touch nine other countries (eight of which are EU Member States), making it the perfect hub for accessing the European single market.
Germany has relatively high tax rates (for both individuals and businesses) which can take some 220 hours per year to administer, fairly rigid labour laws, and its aging population affects its growth.
Germany is actively looking for foreign direct investment in the following sectors: consumer services, high-tech, multimedia, electronics, health and biotech, and renewable energy. Germany has an ambitious development plan for solar, wind, and renewable energy storage, and aims to be greenhouse gas neutral by 2045.