Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH (WFS)

Endorse Univeristy/Institution

Saxony has many pictures, and every picture tells a different story that in turn creates history: The digital heart of the chip industry beats in Dresden. In Leipzig and Dresden researchers and young entrepreneurs work hand in hand in the fields of biotechnology and environmental engineering. The traditional "heart" of Saxony's industry beats in the region around Chemnitz/ Zwickau. Whether it be mechanical engineering or 100 years of "Autoland Saxony" - an industry rich in tradition has developed from smart ideas and intelligent solutions. Today, Saxony is a prime business venue for global players - Volkswagen, BMW, and Porsche, AMD and Infineon, NILES-SIMMONS-HEGENSCHEIDT, STARRAG, and GlaxoSmithKline. Saxony is one of Germany's most dynamic federal states. Saxony's rapid progress is primarily due to its people. Did you know that Saxons work approx. 40 hours longer per year than the average German - while wages remain at competitive international levels (approx. 30 % below Germany's average)? Saxony has more company-based labor and wage agreements than anywhere else in Germany. It should also be noted that only 15 % - 20 % of all Saxon employees belong to a trade union. Saxons think and act pragmatically. While they know their worth, they also do not lose sight of a company's needs. On Saxony's transportation routes, you are on the same fast track. Also the uniquely dense training and research infrastructure in Saxony and an investor-friendly public administration will get your business moving. Saxony will enchant you. With marvelous landscapes such as the Saxon Switzerland with its bizarre rock formations or the dreamy moors and ponds of Upper Lusatia in East Saxony. Or visit Saxony's cities - Meissen, the city of a thousand years of history or Freiberg, the city of the world's oldest mining university...