Benefit from our expertise and our services in the field of attracting business and marketing the location. 

Regional and municipal business development associations are faced with major challenges, as globalisation means that marketing a location and attracting foreign businesses is becoming more and more complex. As the business development agency for the State of Baden-Württemberg, we support our regions and municipalities with an extensive portfolio of services for successful location marketing.

We make the attractiveness of our location visible

As a leading innovation region, our state has a lot to offer international investors: a robust economy with extensive expertise and valuable networks, a high-performing infrastructure and an excellent research and university landscape. At BW_i, we convey this message to the international public – at trade fairs, on delegation trips and at specialist events in Germany and abroad as well as in various print and digital publications. With the state’s central investor portal bw-invest.de, we position Baden-Württemberg globally as an innovative location for business and science with strong potential for the future. The portal also offers the state’s regions a useful presentation platform. Take advantage of the state’s positive attributes and benefit from these in your activities abroad!

We think in networks – and build on long-term relationships

One of the most important objectives of business development is to support companies already settled in Baden-Württemberg. We are committed to long-term relationships with those companies and are proactive about staying in contact with them. Together with regions and municipalities, we provide information on the ground about funding options as well as opportunities for tapping foreign markets, and we provide contact persons for matters relating to regulatory law. We are happy to work with you in your region or municipality to develop a relationship management package tailored to your needs.

We are a reliable partner – in all phases of attracting business

New businesses enhance the regional economy, but also entail a lot of effort and complexity as regards administration, organisation and in the clarification of very specific questions relating to the local infrastructure and economy. Investors have lots of questions – about commercial and office space, issues relating to regulatory law, supplier structures, research institutes, corporate taxes or the potential to recruit skilled staff in situ. As an experienced expert, we use our know-how and our network to assist municipalities, regions and companies in all phases of attracting new businesses.

We offer attractive events and underpin an exchange of experience

At BW_i, we see ourselves as a place where regional and municipal business development can converge in Germany’s Southwest. This is why we facilitate a regular exchange of experience and valuable knowledge transfer amongst regional and municipal business development associations across the state and invite you to participate in a whole range of attractive events. In addition to the annual conference and the business development working group, as a region or municipality you can in particular use trade fairs in Germany and abroad as well as our fact-finding trips to promote your location and to make valuable contacts.

Want to find out more about our services for regions and municipalities? We look forward to hearing from you!

Persons to contact

Dr. Christian Herzog

Managing Director

Lukas Ammer

Investor service