Industry & business areas

Hamburg as a location for industry

With an annual industrial gross value added of €20 billion, Hamburg is Germany’s strongest industrial city and one of Europe’s major industrial regions. Hamburg is home to approx. 600 industrial companies (with 20 and more employees) that provide jobs for 120,000 employees and 4,000 training positions.

Land for companies is becoming increasingly scarce – especially in metropolitan areas. To strengthen Hamburg as a business location, new sites are continuously being developed and marketed. We will be happy to share up-to-date information on industrial and commercial areas available in Hamburg.

Industrial and commercial locations at a glance

Gewerbehof in Hamburg-Barmbek

According to gross value added, Hamburg is the largest industrial city in Germany and one of the largest industry locations in Europe. Many Hamburg-based industrial companies have a global repute. Here you can find an overview of industrial and business locations in Hamburg, their quality and characteristics as well as key information on selected local companies.

Commercial space development concepts at district level

trading estate: built in barmbek

The commercial space development concepts of Hamburg’s districts provide you with a comprehensive overview of the current commercial space situation and the goals of commercial development in Hamburg. There are seven district-specific commercial space development concepts available for download (PDF, German only) from the website of the City of Hamburg.

Trade associations in Hamburg

Hamburg’s business and trade associations connect important local stakeholders from politics and business. The main goal is to support Hamburg’s business sector in a variety of ways and to expand and strengthen cooperation between business, politics and administration.

Business associations at a glance


Der Wirschaftsverein

This trade association for companies in the south of Hamburg has been connecting key players from politics and business since 1947 – not only across sectors, but also across state borders.


Billbrookkreis e. V. 

Billbrookkreis e.V. is an association of entrepreneurs in Billbrook/ Rothenburgsort/Allermöhe – Northern Germany’s largest cohesive industrial location.                           

industrial master plan

Alliance for the industry of the future

Hamburg is the largest industrial city in Germany. A joint industrial policy strategy paper describes measures for strengthening and further developing industry and for attracting more industrial companies to Hamburg. 

Interactive map: search online for commercial premises and properties

Municipal industrial & commercial space

The following commercial properties are sold by Hamburg Invest, the one-stop agency for investment, and are commission-free. To be directly awarded, companies must comply with the business development criteria defined by the City of Hamburg.

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