Information about Saxony
Saxony is the birthplace of German industrialization, and long-standing traditional industries - such as machine construction and automotive manufacturing - continue to flourish there. The state is situated in the easternmost part of Germany and has two neighboring countries, the Czech Republic and Poland, and four neighboring federal states.
Saxony's modern claim to fame is its leading position among the world's most innovative locations for microelectronics. Large global corporations based there have attracted even more microelectronic companies to the area and made ''Silicon Saxony'' the center of Europe's microelectronic industry. All together, there are nearly 200 companies there in the semiconductor industry employing more than 20,000 people. The innovative strength of this industry is backed by those of the environmental technology and nanotechnology sectors, and together they have made Saxony's one of Germany's fastest-growing economies.
The driving force behind these achievements is Saxony's people: the highly skilled and motivated workers, the innovative researchers, and the investor-friendly public officials. Moreover, Saxony's central location and superb infrastructure provide optimal conditions for transportation within Germany and Europe. The Leipzig/Halle airport, for example, operates around-the-clock as a major hub for both international and intercontinental air cargo.
Saxony is also home to the well-known architectural and cultural offerings of Dresden, Freiberg, and Leipzig, as well as the famous craftsmanship. The region boasts gorgeous landscapes - such as Saxon Switzerland and its fortress-rich mountains - that enchant visitors with well-preserved historic towns.
Business Related Sites in Saxony
Foreign entrepreneurs will find many state level institutions that offer helpful support for business operations.
The State of Saxony
The official website of the State of Saxony is a first source of information on local matters.
Invest in Saxony
The investor portal provides information on the local establishment of enterprises and sales promotion. It connects Saxonian entrepreneurs and foreign partners, potential investors and Saxonian regions and municipalities, research and practice.
The service portal of the Free State of Saxony and the Saxonian municipalities provides citizens, enterprises, and institutions with information on public services and administrative procedures and guides them to the competent authorities.
Sächsisches Existenzgründernetzwerk SEN (German only)
The Saxonian Startup Network (SEN) has been initiated by the Saxonian government to bundle the support programs and advice for new founders and entrepreneurs.
The Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH provides information for private and business travels to the free state of Saxonia.
Point of Single Contact in Saxony
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.
In the Free State of Saxony, the Point of Single Contact is managed by the Regional Office (Landesdirektion) in Leipzig. Its Internet portal provides service companies and customers comprehensive information. Moreover, it offers the possibility of processing electronically formalities and procedures.
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.