Ten good reasons to invest in Germany


Leading economy

Germany is Europe’s economic engine. Investors profit from the economic performance of the world’s fourth-largest economy. We also offer a large domestic market and easy access to growing markets in the enlarged European Union.

Global player

Germany is the world’s number three exporter, neck and neck with China and the US. And with 556 billion euros in FDI stocks, we also proved to be an investment magnet and one of the top regions for foreign investors.

High productivity

One of the highest productivity rates in the world, German quality and competitive unit labour costs are decisive factors for our competitiveness. A series of social and market reforms have further contributed to Germany’s continued economic growth to make it one of Europe’s most cost-effective production locations.

Excellent workforce

Our world-class general and vocational education system meets the highest standards. 87 per cent of the adult population in Germany has successfully completed at least an upper secondary programme – this is significantly higher than the OECD average of 78 per cent. An investor-friendly social market economy promotes stable labour relations. Read more .

Innovative power

Germany is Europe’s number one location for research. German R & D is backed by billions of euros in annual federal funds, helping to make Germany the world’s leader in innovation. It is this commitment which also makes us Europe’s leading patent applicant and the leading global force in high-tech solutions.

First-class infrastructure

Located at the heart of Europe, Germany is Europe’s number one logistics market. A sophisticated energy and communications infrastructure, and first-class transportation networks, ensure on-time delivery and short roads to success.

Attractive funding opportunities

The Federal German Games Funding Programme was established in 2019 following the government’s coalition agreement and a decision ratified by the German parliament in late 2018. It was designed to promote the development of computer and video games in Germany in order to achieve international competitiveness. The programme provides an annual funding budget of 50 million euros over future years. Read more .

Inviting incentives

Germany provides attractive incentives to all investors. A comprehensive range of programmes support the broad spectrum of business activities at all stages of the investment process.

Secure investment framework

Highly developed economic and political frameworks provide the necessary security for your business investment. Our judiciary and civil service institutions are professionally regulated to ensure consistently excellent service. Contractual agreements are secure and intellectual property is strictly protected.

Quality of life

Germany is a modern, tolerant and cosmopolitan society with an excellent standard of living. Superior health and education provision, endless opportunities for sports and recreation in our beautiful landscape, and a vibrant cultural scene are just some of the reasons why more than seven million foreigners have made their homes in Germany.

About Germany Trade & Invest

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the Federal Republic of Germany’s investment promotion agency. It serves as a central hub to support international companies when setting up an office in Germany. One of the GTAI’s key tasks is to inform and support foreign investors from the point at which they enter the market until they firmly establish their businesses in Germany. GTAI offers a broad spectrum of services in order to achieve this, such as market entry support, market and industry analyses, funding and financing information as well as comprehensive legal information regarding taxes, employment law, etc. All services are free of charge and all information is handled confidentially. If you are interested in the German video games market, please contact GTAI’s video games expert Oliver Wilken or visit our website at www.gtai.com/gaming.

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Overview of the video games industry in Germany with nearly 1,700 entries (effective date: May 2021) for developers, publishers, educational institutions and service providers: gamesmap