Direct company support at the borough level!

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology provides individual support to companies – directly at the borough level – together with the capital’s 12 borough-level business promotion units and partner organizations. Berlin provides more service and more business promotion for companies than most other business locations.

Whether investment or expansion in Berlin, questions on funding and financing, your search for real estate or the recruitment of employees – we advise and support you, working with you to develop customized solutions for your company.

Our Service

  • Location scouting and support for your commercial space search
  • Knowledge and technology transfer for innovations
  • Information on subsidy and financing solutions
  • Support in recruiting and training skilled employees and the “Talent in Berlin” web portal
  • Top contacts to partners, networks and organizations
  • Assistance with administrative and permit management
  • Foreign trade advisory services for developing new markets abroad
  • Support in developing your location in Berlin

The boroughs of Berlin

Berlin’s distinctive feature is the diversity of its neighborhoods. This is important for the people living here and is a positive location factor for companies and investors in the boroughs, where you can also meet our local contacts.

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is home to a number of long-established industrial enterprises. The district still offers interesting sites for the manufacturing sector.


Attractive environment

  • Charlottenburg Palace and the palace gardens,
  • Amerika Haus Berlin,
  • The zoo: Zoologischer Garten,
  • Breitscheidplatz and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church,
  • ICC - International Congress Center and the Funkturm,
  • Kurfürstendamm and Tauentzien,
  • Grunewald forest,
  • Le-Corbusier-Haus,
  • The Olympic Stadium and the Waldbühne amphitheater.


Locational advantages

For anyone who values a location with draw for their business, there is no better alternative in Berlin. That is especially true of Kurfürstendamm and its side streets, a top location for high-end retailers, but also for law firms, tax advisers, auditors, the film industry and other businesses. The villa districts of Grunewald and Westend are especially attractive to freelancers.

  • Excellent infrastructure with a well-developed transportation network;
  • Prestigious locations for trade and business;
  • Large pool of highly qualified talent;
  • Two universities and numerous research institutions nearby;
  • Attractive residential environment;
  • Peerless cultural and education offerings;
  • Plentiful green spaces and protected nature reserves.

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

 

Your contact

Jan Berewinkel
Project Manager
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Phone +49 30 9029-13111

Email

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

The district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg offers expansive historic districts with buildings constructed during the years of Germany's rapid industrialization that now accommodate an urban mix of uses: residences, shops, cinemas, bars, crafts and trades, as well as markets.


Attractive environment

  • Excellent public transit connections;
  • Volkspark Friedrichshain, with leisure and sporting opportunities;
  • Kreuzberg, Berlin’s own mountain with the historic Viktoriapark and its vineyard.

Featuring many attractively renovated pre-war buildings, the grand buildings along Karl-Marx-Allee that are listed architectural monuments, and interesting residential complexes from the 1950's through 1980's, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is one of Berlin's insider tips.

Today, the district's multicultural population, especially in Kreuzberg, proves daily that the frictionless co-existence of the most diverse cultures and social strata is not only possible, it results in exciting new exchanges and experiences every day.

Locational advantages

  • Close proximity to the government quarter in Mitte, Potsdamer Platz and Alexanderplatz;
  • Excellent transportation connections and river access;
  • High number of commercial properties;
  • Very popular, rapid population growth.

Linkt to Economic Development Assistance in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

 

Your contact

Jens Lauterbach
Project Manager
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Phone +49 30 90298-4117

Email

Lichtenberg

Parts of Lichtenberg developed historically as industrial areas. The district boasts excellent infrastructure and very good transportation connections. It also offers favorable conditions for trades, services and commerce. At 5,229 hectares in total area, Lichtenberg is one of the city's smaller districts.


Attractive environment

  • Rummelsburg Bay,
  • The Tierpark Friedrichsfelde is one of the largest zoos in the world at 160 hectares in total area.
  • Sportforum and Olympiastützpunkt (Olympic training center),
  • Friedrichsfelde Palace,
  • heater on the Parkaue – Germany's largest children’s and youth theater,
  • The German-Russian Museum (formerly the Capitulation Museum) in Karlshorst,
  • Hohenschönhausen Memorial,
  • Mies-van-der-Rohe House in Alt-Hohenschönhausen,
  • Karlshorst horse racing track,


Locational advantages

This district, situated on the eastern edge of the inner city, offers excellent conditions for establishing a new location and opportunities to benefit from its potential:

  • Excellent Infrastructure;
  • Over 400 hectares of commercial space equipped with all services
  • Large pool of highly qualified talent;
  • Four universities, including the Hochschule für Technik and Wirtschaft (Berlin University of Applied Science for Technology and Economics - HTW);
  • Historic industrial and commercial areas waiting to be developed;
  • Very good transportation connections,
  • Two large hospitals;
  • Attractive shopping centers;
  • Largest cohesive complexes of newly constructed buildings in the city;
  • Green spaces, protected nature conservation areas and nature reserves;
  • Diverse cultural and education offerings.

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Lichtenberg

 

Your contact

Tomasz Pawlowski
Project Manager
Lichtenberg

Phone +49 30 90296-4334

Email

Marzahn-Hellersdorf

The district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf is located in the northeastern part of Berlin, just a few minutes from both the city center and the Berlin beltway by car.

Berlin's largest commercial park straddles Marzahn-Hellersdorf and its neighboring district of Lichtenberg. Over 2,500 companies have set up shop on over 1,200 hectares, including well-regarded firms like NILES, Knorr Bremse and Harry Brot GmbH. The district offers outstanding conditions for living and working.


Locational advantages

  • Diverse array of properties already zoned for industrial and commercial uses;
  • Good transportation connections;
  • Business-friendly public administration with a central point of contact for investors;
  • More than 18,000 active entrepreneurs;
  • Dedicated and active networks for businesses and research institutions;
  • Attractive environment for businesses, especially in the fields of manufacturing, clean technologies, goods-processing, education, trade and healthcare;
  • High number of trained specialists available on the labor market;
  • Excellent opportunities for education and professional training and development.


High quality of life and living

  • Choose a modern apartment or a detached single-family home: a residence to fit every taste.
  • 15 percent of the district's 6,000 hectares are covered by green spaces and undeveloped areas.
  • The Wuhletal valley offers opportunities for active recreation.
  • Diverse opportunities for recreation and excursions, such as the "Gardens of the World," the Biesdorf Palace, and the "Marzahn Villages" of Kaulsdorf, Biesdorf and Mahlsdorf.

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Marzahn-Hellersdorf

 

Your contact

 

Janine Tristram
Project Manager
Marzahn-Hellersdorf

Phone +49 30 90293-2620

Email

Mitte

The new district of Mitte was created on January 1st, 2001 through the incorporation of the three former districts of Mitte, Tiergarten and Wedding. The new Mitte is at once a metropolis and a neighborhood with a character all its own, the heart of a world city and a residential area. Its six urban quarters are home to the Bundestag, the Federal Government, embassies and banks, as well as numerous residential quarters, cozy corner taverns and Berlin's green lung - the Tiergarten.


Attractive environment

  • Numerous streets and plazas that are known far beyond Berlin's borders:
    - Alexanderplatz,
    - Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate,
    - Potsdamer Platz,
    - Gendarmenmarkt, considered one of Europe’s most
      beautiful plazas

    • International flair on the “Unter den Linden” boulevard and on Friedrichstrasse;
    • Lively cultural scene;
    • Museum Island - a UNESCO World Heritage Site;
    • The Rosenthaler Vorstadt, with its lively bar and art scenes around Oranienburger Strasse;
    • Numerous parks;
    • The Zoologischer Garten, a gem at the heart of City West.


Locational advantages

  • Berlin Mitte - the most diverse district;
  • In the heart of the city;
  • Very good infrastructure;
  • The seat of the federal government, trade associations and renowned institutions;
  • A center of science and research;
  • Attractive, centrally located and affordable neighborhoods for crafts and trades, high-tech, logistics, manufacturing and services;
  • Entrepreneurs' networks;
  • Cultural diversity and an interesting arts scene;
  • Recreation along the water and in green spaces.

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Mitte

 

Your contact

 

Stefan Schulze
Project Manager
Mitte

Phone +49 30 9212-2828

Email

Neukölln

The district of Neukölln, located in southeast Berlin, is traditionally one of the city's major industrial districts. About 22,000 people currently operate their businesses in Neukölln. The district's 5,500 enterprises and operations support over 60,000 jobs that require social insurance contributions.


Locational advantages

  • Close connection to the science and technology park Adlershof (WISTA), with its focus on research, development and marketing of technologies of the future;
  • Outstanding infrastructure;
  • Close to Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER);
  • Teltow canal with its ports;
  • Autobahn connections.


Economic development

  • The adaptation processes completed in recent years have resulted in a sustainable modernization of industry in Neukölln.  In many cases, manufacturing spaces have been converted into sites for logistics and production-related services.
  • After 15 years of intense structural transformation, Neukölln has become a modern, innovative and competitive location for successful companies in the areas of manufacturing, crafts and trades, and services.  In recent years, many companies with globally leading products have established operations here.
  • Traditional sectors like the electrical industry, vehicle technology, mechanical engineering, control systems, food and beverage, and the chemical-pharmaceutical industry are also represented here by companies like Biotronik, Philip Morris, Berliner Glas, Med Pharma, Ferak, Kraft Foods, Deutsche Extrakt Kaffee, PUK-Werke, Braun Melsungen, Viessmann Werke and many more.
  • The district's new image emphasizes dynamic opportunities for growth, economically favorable conditions for establishing a business – such as the rent charged for commercial spaces, the availability of such space and the creative potential for entrepreneurs.
  • Furthermore, businesses in Neukölln are increasingly exploiting opportunities for cooperation and networking with other businesses in the area.  The resulting partnerships and communities help to strengthen the competitiveness of the district's economy.

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Neukölln

 

Your contact

Karla Cebulla
Project Manager
Neukölln

Phone +49 30 90239-3438

Email

Pankow

Made up of 13 districts, Pankow is a metropolis within the metropolis. About 370,000 people live in an area of 10,000 hectares along the Panke River. That makes Pankow the most populous district in Berlin. It is a dynamic area with lots of green space and diverse cultural offerings. The district's inhomogeneous commercial structure includes many promising centers with potential for further development.


Attractive environment

  • Pankower Anger,
  • Schönhausen Palace with the palace park and outbuildings,
  • Jewish Orphanage,
  • The Panke River,
  • Kulturbrauerei,
  • Zeiss Planetarium on the site of the former gasworks,
  • Friedrich Ludwig Jahn sports park and the Max Schmeling Arena,
  • Organic farmer's market on Kollwitzplatz,
  • Brotfabrik arts and culture center on Prenzlauer Promenade,
  • The 25-hectare Am Faulen See Conservation Area, Berlin's largest protected natural area.


Locational advantages

  • Berlin Buch, the leading biotech location in Germany;
  • Berlin's most populous district;
  • Continuous population growth;
  • High level of entrepreneurial activity;
  • Commercial spaces equipped with all services;
  • Wilhelmsruh, a district with a long industrial tradition that is now home to manufacturing, service, and recreation and entertainment businesses with 1,800 employees at 80 firms;
  • Excellent transportation connections, including access to the Berlin beltway via A 114 and access to the city center via the major thoroughfares Schönhauser Allee, Prenzlauer Allee and Greifswalder Strasse.

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Pankow

 

Your contact

Jan-Martin Zwitters
Project Manager
Pankow

Phone +49 30 90295-5664

E-Mail

Reinickendorf

Reinickendorf is in northwestern Berlin. With around 250,000 residents, it is comparable to cities like Kassel or Aachen. A historic location for industry, Reinickendorf today is defined as much by global businesses like Borsig, Motorola, Oracle and OTIS as by innovative small to mid-sized businesses, crafts and trades.


Attractive environment

  • Lake Tegel, Berlin's second largest lake at 408 hectares;
  • Tegel Forest, which offers diverse recreation opportunities.


Locational advantages

  • Nearly 9,000 businesses;
  • Large commercial property complexes;
  • Good transportation connections to the surrounding areas in Brandenburg as well as to the city center;
  • Very close to Berlin Tegel Airport;
  • Comprehensive consulting, aid and support for companies provided by the Stabsstelle Wirtschaftspolitik (Office of Economic Policy) resulted in the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry awarding Reinickendorf the title of "Business-friendly District.

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Reinickendorf

 

Your contact

Rita Arslan
Project Manager
Reinickendorf

Phone +49 30 90294-2273

Email

Spandau

Spandau is an old fortress city. The historic old town with the citadel is considered the longest cohesive pedestrian zone in Berlin. The district has a total area of 9,191 hectares. As a traditional location for industry, Spandau has a large pool of available commercial properties.


Attractive environment

  • Archeological cellar at Reformationsplatz,
  • Bruno-H.-Bürgel observatory,
  • Open-air stage at the citadel,
  • Gothic house at Breite Strasse,
  • SiemensForum at Rohrdamm,
  • Luftwaffe Museum at Gatow Airport,
  • Kulturhaus Spandau,
  • Expansive water and forest landscapes,
  • Situated on the Havel and Spree Rivers.


Locational advantages

  • Located at the intersection of multiple transportation systems: Direct autobahn connections to Magdeburg, Hannover and Hamburg, located within the service area of Güterverteilzentrum Wustermark (Wustermark Goods Distribution Center) and a main nexus of central Europe's most important waterways.
  • Spandau's old city, with its numerous businesses, is a secondary hub within Berlin;
  • Large commercial property complexes;
  • Maintaining the existing business base is a political priority

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Spandau

 

Your contact

Mandy Schwausch
Project Manager
Spandau

Phone +49 30 90279-3321

Email

Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Steglitz - Zehlendorf is as large and diverse as a medium-sized city. It is a district that offers a high quality of life. It is comprised of the districts Wannsee, Dahlem, Nikolassee, Zehlendorf, Lankwitz, Lichterfelde, Steglitz and Südende. Thanks to excellent access to autobahns and the S-Bahn, both the city center and the outlying areas can be reached in minutes. Steglitz-Zehlendorf is also known as the "green district."

 

Attractive environment

  • Otto Lilienthal Memorial;
  • Titania cinema;
  • Gutshaus Steglitz, one of the last remaining examples of early Prussian Classicist architecture;
  • Klein-Glienicke palace park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site;
  • The Botanic Garden, with the 25-meter tall "Tropical House."  Covering 42 hectares and housing 18,000 plant species, it is one of the tallest greenhouses in the world and the largest facility of its kind in Germany.


Locational advantages

  • A business-friendly location in southwestern Berlin with close ties to research institutions;
  • Close cooperation among universities, institutes and businesses;
  • An important location for life sciences in southwestern Berlin, with 19 clinics, 29 institutes and over 40 businesses in the sector that manufacture or develop products;
  • Regional business networks to promote small and mid-sized companies.

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Steglitz-Zehlendorf

 

Your contact

Stefanie Sommer
Project Manager
Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Phone +49 30 90299-5390

Email

Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Close to the city, the government district and the suburbs, Tempelhof-Schöneberg has been an interesting location for businesses for decades. A balanced mix of large corporations and small to mid-sized enterprises marks the district’s economic structure in the high-tech sectors and traditional industry.


Attractive environment

  • The neighborhood around Bahnhofstrasse in Lichtenrade,
  • KaDeWe (62,000 m² of sales floor space) - the largest department store on the European continent,
  • Bavarian district,
  • The historic Schöneberg City Hall.


Locational advantages

  • Good commercial structure;
  • Strong industrial base;
  • Large commercial areas;
  • Diverse array of properties designated for industrial and commercial uses;
  • Spaces available across the full spectrum of sizes;
  • Convenient location, good connections to the A 100 city beltway and the A 10 outer beltway;
  • Excellent connections to local public transit;
  • Broad selection of qualified personnel available;
  • Close to the government and the Bundestag.

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Tempelhof-Schöneberg

 

Your contact

Natalia Kontos
Project Manager
Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Phone +49 30 90277-6609

Email

Treptow-Köpenick

The district of Treptow-Köpenick is in southeastern Berlin. Although it was formerly one of Berlin's largest industrial districts, the industrial capacity in this district was dismantled in a dramatic fashion following reunification. Thanks to targeted incentives, the district has once again developed to become the largest industrial location in the eastern part of the city.

 
Attractive environment

  • The lowest population density in the city with about 14 residents per hectare;
  • Transition from the rural structure of Brandenburg to the density of Berlin's urban core;
  • Where modern, urban living meets tradition and history;
  • From the inner city to the outskirts of town, Treptow-Köpenick includes neighborhoods and areas with various milieus of a diversity that is unparalleled in Berlin;
  • Residential and commercial buildings built during the years of Germany's rapid industrialization alongside village-like communities;
  • 60 percent of the district's area is covered with recreational areas, forest and water;
  • The city and the country are intertwined here, creating an urban space of high quality that fulfills all the conditions necessary to establish harmony and balance between life, work and recreation.
     

Locational advantages

  • Largest industrial location in the eastern part of the city;
  • Berlin's largest district at 16,841 hectares;
  • Convenient location with good access by car, rail and water;
  • Home to Berlin's tallest office tower, the 30-story Treptowers;
  • Centers for science, business and media at Berlin Adlershof, the Schöneweide Technology and Start-up Center and the Wuhlheide Innovation Park.

Link to Economic Development Assistance in Treptow-Köpenick

 

Your contact

Alexander von Reden
Project Manager
Treptow-Köpenick

Phone +49 30 90297-2532

Email