Business Location Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein is justifiably called the “state between the seas”. It connects Germany with Denmark – and thus, with Scandinavia and the Baltic countries. In this respect, the ports of Kiel and Lübeck play as big a role as the busiest canal in the world – the Kiel Canal. The state counts a total of 46 public harbours and anchorages.
As a state between two oceans and with fruitful ground, ship building and agriculture add towards its natural competencies. Furthermore, the structural transformation has brought forward further efficient clusters, which today mark the attractive profile of the state.
Growth through innovation –
Schleswig-Holstein’s hidden champions
The backbone of Schleswig-Holstein’s economy are its around 115,000 small and medium companies. The middle class is the most important work provider for the state. It comprises 90 per cent of company education and is the engine for new products and technologies.
Investing in the future –
High-tech start-ups in Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein is still usually associated with shipbuilding, agriculture and tourism. And a good thing, too, for those economic sectors have characterized the “state between the seas” for many decades and continue to hold promising development and growth potentials – just think of the booming wellness tourism.
The backbone of the economy –
Schleswig-Holstein's mid-sized businesses
A clear indication of the efforts made regarding the bundling of strengths, precisely in this field, is the chamber of industry and trade (IHK) in Kiel’s decisively initiated founding of the Maritime Cluster, whose target it is to further expand and enforce economic growth.
IFM-GEOMAR – Den Ozean verstehen
heißt die Zukunft gestalten
We know more about the dark side of the moon than we do about the ocean deeps. Although we know the dimensions of the oceans and their coastlines, and that about 71 per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, much of what lies below the water’s surface remains a mystery. The morphology of the ocean floor is, in many areas, as little known as its composition, or the life-forms and resources hidden in the ocean depths.
University of Kiel – An innovative
environment and outstanding research
Being a state university, the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) holds a special position: on the one hand, it offers a broad spectrum of subjects allowing school graduates to study within the state and thus encourages qualified academic youngsters towards the attractive location of Schleswig-Holstein.
Medical research and treatment
at its best standard
Healthy people, healthy economy
In the Segeberg administrative district, numerous out-patient, in-patient and semi-out-patient service providers of the medical industry have associated under the brand “Gesundheitsregion” (health region). In an interview with health manager Katharina Silies, Bad Segeberg district administrator Jutta Hartwieg explains the strengths of the Southern Holstein health economy.
Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB)
as partner of the regional economy
Schleswig-Holstein is not just a state for wellness and recreation, but above all an economic and technology location with above-average location conditions. The convincing mix of different factors provides Schleswig-Holstein with an unmistakable profile in the competition of global locations.
Logistics location of Schleswig-Holstein –
Hub in the Baltic Sea region
Schleswig-Holstein features an outstanding geographic location: 15,000 square kilometres embedded between the North and Baltic Seas. The northernmost federal state borders on Denmark in the north and on the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in the south.
IT in Schleswig-Holstein – A field is formed
Whether at the North Frisian coast or in the county’s cities, where internet use is concerned, the people of Schleswig-Holstein are positioned right at the front. A good 70 per cent of the population in the time being makes use of the virtual net.
Well-connected – foodRegio,
the food industry’s successful cluster
North Sea crabs, cottage ham, Lübecker marzipan and “Rote Grütze” (red berry sauce) are just some of Schleswig-Holstein’s specialities that find their enthusiasts through supermarket shelves around the world.
Maritime economy –
Innovation by tradition,
in the land between the seas
Towards the beginning of the 20th century, the conquest of the Artic continent was of prime interest for research. The first Polar Conference took place in Vienna and a student of art history, to the name of Hermann Anschütz-Kämpfe, listened in fascination to reports over the tribulation of the expeditions – how sailing ships should come as close to the geographical North Pole as possible through the pack ice.
World-class wind power
developed in Schleswig-Holstein
There is no doubt that wind power has long become a global business. Even countries that no one had expected ever to bet on renewable energies – for example, China or the United States – have recognized the sign of the times and, as of late, have been massively pushing the expansion of wind power.
The future requires energy
For the population of Schleswig-Holstein, the operation of medium- and low-voltage power grids as well as natural gas grids must be reliable, efficient and safe. The operators of such systems, such as Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG (a subsidiary of E.ON Hanse AG), are well aware of this: The future requires energy – and we require grids that are fit for the future.