Baden-Württemberg

Economically speaking, Baden-Württemberg is one of Germany’s strongest states. It is home to global players such as SAP and branches of IBM and Hewlett-Packard, as well as over 400,000 small and midsized companies. Heidelberg and Freiburg are prominent university towns, while Karlsruhe and Mannheim are technology centers, incl. biotech.

Significant developments:

  • Firms in Baden-Württemberg are capitalizing on the flourishing startup scene; Rittershaus and Graf von Westphalen are particularly active here.