Our services for international investors looking to relocate

We support you with regard to investment & relocation

Why not benefit from all the locational advantages Hamburg and the Hamburg Metropolitan Region have to offer. Thanks to our experienced team and our strong network, we can help international companies select a suitable location and set up business in Hamburg, while also connecting them with relevant experts and business clusters. We will be happy to support you with your relocation plans and your investment in Hamburg.


Facts & figures

General location information

Hamburg is one of the most liveable cities in Europe and a magnet for companies, investors, startups and talent, making it the perfect place to realise your ideas. If you are looking for market data and general information on Hamburg as a business location, this is the right place for you.

First-hand ADVICE

Choosing a location 

Choosing the right location for your business is crucial to the success of your company. As early as the analysis and planning phase, we provide you with our expert knowledge and an established network of contacts from business, science, administration and politics. Our team is at your side to ensure that your needs and requirements are met in the best possible way.

information at a glance

Setting up business

International companies looking to do business in Germany have many questions. We support you with your investment project, serving as a central and confidential point of contact throughout your expansion project - from analysis and planning to final implementation and beyond.

RELEVANT regulations


Gain first insights into German tax law and gather relevant information e.g. on corporate taxation and other relevant issues.



Here you can find an overview of different employment models in Germany, including apllicable social security requirements.



Are you looking for information on relevant costs when setting up business in Germany? Here you can find out about potential expenses for personnel, office and administrative requirements.



Do you need a visa or would like to find out more about work permits? We can answer your questions about applying for a visa and are familiar with all labour-related issues.

Suitable support

Subsidies & financing

We know all the funding programmes in Hamburg and can put you in touch with the right people who can help you with your investment using public funding.


Welcome Centre

If you're planning to "drop anchor" in Hamburg, the Hamburg Welcome Portal provides extensive information for your perfect start - all in one place.


Our network

We can connect you with regional, national and international partner networks and cooperation partners.



Our representatives will make the first contact for you in your home region. Find your contact persons here, who will be happy to provide you with information.



From New York to Tokyo, from Stockholm to Cape Town - our HamburgAmbassadors are building bridges between Hamburg and the rest of the world.

News on relocation projects

Artificial Intelligence

European AI law explained

SERIES on AI (3): AI law expert Friedrich-Joachim Mehmel explains need to regulate technology

Forward-looking start-ups urged to enter Future Hamburg Award 2023

Calling all start-ups in logistics, mobility or green tech - deadline on July 9
Hamburg Metropolitan Region

Foodregio Startup Lab points to three trends in food industry

Professor Björn P. Jacobsen outlines network's efforts in north German food industry

Ports of Halifax and Hamburg plan “Open Innovation Platform”

Platform to boost international digital co-operation

Hamburg Airport launches "Baltic Sea Region" aviation project

Consortium to set up hydrogen infrastructure for airports near sea pending approval of EU funding
Energy Transition

Hamburg and Fukushima deepen co-operation on energy policy

Two leading technology and business centres sign agreement

Research into antibiotic resistance underway in Hamburg and Marseille

Cities form research collaboration to develop antibiotic agents

Winners of Crystal Cabin Awards 2023 announced

Ideas for more comfort, airborne data centres and healthy flying honoured - winners receive novel trophies made of recycled materials


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Hamburg Invest

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Micro hubs in Hamburg

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Stefan Matz

Head of Division
+49 (0)40 - 22 70 19 - 14

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