Baden-Württemberg is successful

The Southwest leads the field: In the economy, in employment and innovation.

Ein Mitarbeiter testet einen Lackierroboter (Bild: © dpa).

A strong economy – a great place to work

As a region, Baden-Württemberg has one of the strongest economies and enjoys one of the highest standards of living not only in Germany but in the whole of Europe. It is home to many of the world’s market leaders. And with our legendary inventive spirit and ingenuity, we enjoy a distinct advantage in terms of innovative drive. Baden-Württemberg also has one of Europe’s lowest rates of unemployment. To ensure that our State maintains its leading edge as an economic powerhouse in future, we must have the courage to adopt new directions and to drive social and ecological renewal. We aim to make Baden-Württemberg a state where economic success and prosperity go hand in hand with respect for the environment and the careful use of natural resources. The growing market for environmental engineering, eco-technology and resource-saving machinery offers outstanding opportunities for Baden-Württemberg’s economy.

The federal state government has set itself the goal of making Baden-Württemberg a model state for good jobs. We create attractive working conditions because in future we will need well-qualified and highly motivated specialists. Good jobs are those which respect employees’ dignity. Good jobs are remunerated fairly, promote social inclusion and social recognition, and ensure that family and work are compatible.

Because we want our children and grandchildren to have the political freedom to shape the future without the burden of massive debt, the State Government operates a sustainable budgetary policy.

The countryside forms the backbone of Baden-Württemberg, and we aim to keep our rural areas not only economically strong but also attractive.

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism

Clusterportal Baden-Württemberg

Arbeiter bei der Produktion von Motorenteilen (© Bosch)
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Home to commerce and industry

Baden-Württemberg is one of the leading economic regions not only in Germany but also Europe: Home to internationally renowned corporations and thousands of successful small and medium-sized enterprises, known for its innovative drive and inventive spirit, with a high level of productivity and low unemployment.