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Facts and figures about Bremen

Sixth-largest industrial hub, smallest federal state, but eleventh-largest city. We have put together a selection of key facts and figures about Bremen for you.

Life and Living in Bremen
Life and living in Bremen

Did you know that Bremen is the only major German city that has an international airport within ten minutes of the city centre? Or that there are 28 museums here? Find out more about life in Bremen by visiting our website bremen.de.

Glänzende Aussichten: Die Daimler AG investiert weiter in den Standort Bremen
Business hub Bremen – these are its strong sectors

The state of Bremen covers 420 square kilometres and is home to around 670,000 people. Almost 22,000 companies provide more than 325,000 jobs. Below, we introduce some of the strong sectors that make Bremen such an excellent business location.

Bremen – where you can realise innovative ideas and make your business a success

As an investment location, Bremen has everything you could ask for: open, tolerant people, a track record in innovation, outstanding research and technology institutes, and a high quality of life. Add your name to the many success stories that have been realised in Bremen and put your own business idea into action with the help of Bremeninvest.

Bremeninvest is the brand name for Bremen's economic development agency (WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH). We specialise in meeting the needs of international customers and offer a one-stop support service for their business requirements. You can expect a team that works hard on your behalf, a fast decision-making process and a single point of contact who will efficiently coordinate all aspects of your case.

If you are establishing a subsidiary, a branch office or an international start-up, we will provide advice and support every step of the way. We can help you find the right premises, tell you about regional, federal and EU funding opportunities and help you with the official approval processes.

Contact our team to find out more about Bremen as an investment location, about your funding options and about the services provided by Bremeninvest.

Find out more about Bremen as an investment location

The city of Bremen and the port of Bremerhaven together make up the federal state of Bremen. We, the people of Bremen, have a long tradition of combining trade, commerce and innovation. With expertise in everything from maritime services, logistics and aerospace engineering to wind energy and automotive, our economy is strong and fit for the future. But that's not all: Bremen is also a key player in digitisation, Industry 4.0 and the creative industries.

Creative / Media
17 May 2019
Letters from Silicon Valley: April edition

Robots in the office and block groves in the kitchen? Our man in Silicon Valley, Tim Ole Jöhnk, has tracked down unknown shooting stars, new technologies and trends from Silicon Valley that could be exciting for Bremen companies.

EcoMaT / lightweight construction
9 May 2019
New centre for cutting-edge technology ‘made in Bremen’

The ECOMAT research and technology centre opens. Around 500 experts from science and industry will be working side by side on projects in the centre. EcoMaT is the central economic policy initiative for the state of Bremen and an excellent example of successful industrial and innovation policy.

Startups
29 April 2019
How a Libyan hopes Bremen will provide a springboard into Europe

It is anything but everyday that a Libyan comes to Bremen to found a company here. But Tamim Fannoush has good reasons to choose the Hanseatic city as the starting point for his European business. And they are not only economic in nature.

Success stories
18 April 2019
Generating your own energy transition

In 2019, many people are seeing their energy costs rising yet again. Intelligent energy solutions that use solar panels and storage batteries can save quite a bit on electricity. And ADLER Solar from Bremen know how.

Creative / Media
11 April 2019
Effective search: intelligent search algorithms for your website

As anyone who has shopped online will know, the search function in web shops is nowhere near as good as Google search. A company from Bremen is set to change this.

Investing in Bremen
4 April 2019
Bremeninvest’s first year in Vietnam

In January 2018, WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH opened an office in Ho Chi Minh City. Bremen was the first federal state with its own representative office in Vietnam. Manuel Kühn, WFB Project Manager International Settlement, explains in an interview why this proved to be a really good idea.

News
28 March 2019
Flying the flag for Bremen

Bremen has established itself as a prime location for trade fairs and conferences, but it is also showcasing its strengths on the international stage. By exhibiting at joint stands, organisations have the opportunity to reach out to a global audience.

Digitization
21 March 2019
Blackout Technologies are developing robots with artificial intelligence

Is this what the salesman of the future looks like? With "Pepper", the Bremen-based start-up Blackout Technologies develops unique software based on artificial intelligence throughout Europe.

Digitization
19 March 2019
How Werder Bremen’s AI technology can also benefit SMEs

Werder goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka owes his job to artificial intelligence. He was designed by the team of JUST ADD AI. Founder Roland Becker tells us how other medium-sized companies already benefit from AI today.