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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.

Success stories
4 September 2019
Measure, test, inspect – precision technology ‘made in Bremen’

Not many people could name a manufacturer of metrology and testing equipment, but without their products we would not have space probes, aircraft or medical equipment. And Bremen is home to a whole host of these specialist companies.

Wind energy
28 August 2019
How Bremerhaven aims to become a hydrogen pioneer

Will we all be driving hydrogen-powered cars in the future? The course for the future of this resource is currently being set in Bremerhaven.

Science
21 August 2019
Hives, bees and sweet gold

Honey is sweet and full of trace elements, minerals and vitamins. This healthy treat is particularly special to Bremen, as the city is home to a whole host of importers, researchers, laboratories and entrepreneurs focused on bees and honey.

Investing in Bremen
13 August 2019
A fairer cup of coffee: Bremerhaven businessman’s remarkable one-world project

For a long time, import duties prevented producers from selling anything other than raw beans to Europe. Bremerhaven entrepreneur Felix Ahlers supports a Cooperative which covers the entire value chain and has created 120 jobs in Ethiopia.

News
6 August 2019
Letters from Vietnam: July 2019 edition

What does the new free trade agreement mean for German businesses? And how is Vietnam benefiting from the trade dispute between the US and China? In our country newsletter for Vietnam, we regularly report on the latest trends, developments and other news from the Far East.

Creative / Media
30 July 2019
Autonomous driving in Bremen-Borgfeld

How do self-driving cars find their way around rural areas? A team in Bremen is using space technology to overcome this challenge for autonomous cars.

Digitization
23 July 2019
A visit to ArcelorMittal’s Digital Lab in Bremen

Steel producer ArcelorMittal is employing a digital strategy that could also be of interest to SMEs – including when it comes to artificial intelligence.

News
16 July 2019
Letters from China: July 2019 edition

Despite the trade dispute, China remains a key import and export market for Bremen companies. That is why our country newsletter regularly reports on the latest trends, developments and other topical news from China.

Bremen Technology Park
9 July 2019
The Lego bricks of conveyor technology

Bremen-based start-up cellumation has already won various awards for its invention, but now the company is really taking off. It has developed a new conveyor system called Celluveyor, whose modular construction makes it significantly more flexible and means it requires less space than conventional systems.