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State Development Corporation of Thuringia (LEG Thüringen)

Dept. Investment, International Business and Cluster Promotion

Mainzerhofstraße 12
99084 Erfurt
Phone: +49 (0) 361 5603-450
Fax: +49 (0) 361 5603-328
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About Thuringia - Location Advantages & Economy

Location and Infrastructure

No destination is too far from Thuringia. A central location and the most modern transportation infrastructure make Thuringia into a business location with high-speed connections.

Specialists and Education 

The workforce in Thuringia is highly motivated and well-qualified. A broad spectrum of educational and vocational training institutions makes sure that this will remain so in the future.

Research and Innovation

In Thuringia investors will find an extraordinarily innovative environment. In more than 40 institutes, colleges and universities, scientists pursue their research in close cooperation with the business world.

Quality of Life

Thuringia offers a high quality of life without the hectic pace of the big cities. Professional life and family can be seamlessly integrated here. We have the best preconditions for a healthy work-life-balance!

Successful Businesses

In Thuringia businesses write their own history of success – whether in the manufacture of high-tech engines, bicycle sprockets or metrological instruments for space exploration.

Facts and Figures

How many people live in Thuringia? Are more women or men working in Thuringia? How many people in Thuringia have a diploma from a university or advanced vocational school? You will find the facts and figures about the Free State here.

Why invest in Thuringia?

Market access

The perfect location in one of the world’s most attractive markets with regards to size and purchasing power


A highly dynamic economy as well as high percentage of successful market and technology leaders

Quality of Life

Diverse culture, thrilling nature, high-value residential and leisure options, family-friendly environment

Central Location

All major German cities can be reached in less than 5 hours

Educated Workforce

Qualified, highly motivated specialists as well as the world’s highest percentage of MINT* graduates *MINT stands for mathematics, engineering, natural and technical sciences

Investment Incentives

Attractive and diverse subsidy programs for investments


Very good road and rail network (5 autobahns, ICE – high speed train hub in Erfurt) as well as modern telecommunication infrastructure

Research & Development

More than 40 renowned research institutes and 13 colleges and universities as partners in business


Comprehensive, individual project management by LEG Thüringen

Our offer

Full-Service for entrepreneurs

We will support you in all phases of your location decision and the implementation of your investment project.

Subsidy consulting

We will be glad to advise you on available investment subsidies, participations and guarantees.