Information about Saxony-Anhalt

Saxony-Anhalt is the state with the right mix. Mountains crisscrossed by hiking paths roll into plains where wind farms stretch over the horizon. The state is situated in Eastern Germany and borders Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia, and Lower Saxony. The high quality of the soil has made the region famous for the food it grows.

Industry in Saxony-Anhalt is also rich in diversity and includes everything from automotive supply production and mechanical engineering to information technology, biotechnology, and medical technology. The real economic engines, though, are the logistics, renewable energies, and chemical industries.

A central location and outstanding infrastructure have attracted a large number of logistics companies to the region. Many Solar cells producers, wind turbines manufacturers as well as a surging chemical industry have made the region the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment in eastern Germany. This influx of funds helped the economy grow by 3 percent in 2006 and the manufacturing sector by 12.1 percent in the same year.

The experts at our universities and research centers attract companies with their reputation for excellence and innovation, while low labor costs and high productivity make the region a model for business efficiency. Natural beauty and numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites also add to the attractiveness of Saxony-Anhalt.

Business Related Sites in Saxony-Anhalt

Foreign entrepreneurs will find many state level institutions that offer helpful support for business operations.

The State of Saxony-Anhalt
The official website of the State of Saxony-Anhalt is a first source of information on local matters.

Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation
Website of the Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation of the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt
Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt mbH (IMG) is the economic development agency of the German federal state Saxony-Anhalt.

Bürgerservice (German only)
The service portal of the state of Saxony-Anhalt provides citizens, enterprises and institutions with information on public services and administrative procedures and guides them to the competent authorities.

Business and Startup Advice in Sachsen-Anhalt (German only)
The Business and Startup Portal of the state of Saxony-Anhalt supports small and mid-sized businesses as well as startups with relevant information and advice.


Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt (German only)
The Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt offers supports for direct investors, small and medium enterprises (SME), business startups and members of the liberal professions.

Your Travel Destination Saxony-Anhalt
Online travel guide of the Investitions- und Marketinggesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt.

Point of Single Contact in Saxony-Anhalt

Picture shows Points of Single Contact; Source: BMWi

Source: Picture shows Points of Single Contact; Source: BMWi

Service businesses from EU Member States seeking for support with the German administrative procedures may address the local Points of Single Contact. These state run one-stop-shops will guide them through the necessary paper work.  

The internet portal for EU service providers of the State of Saxony-Anhalt offers access to administrative services that can be processed centrally through the Point of Single Contact of the state.

The service of the Points of Single Contact is optional. Entrepreneurs may always contact the relevant authorities directly, if they prefer. Moreover, there are many institutions at the state level that may be addressed for further support.


Facts about Saxony-Anhalt

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Area: 20,452 km2
Inhabitants: 2,235,548
Density: 110 inh./km2
Capital: Magdeburg
GDP: 55.62 bn. EUR (2014)

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