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  • BB RlP Bürgschaftsbank Rheinland-Pfalz

    The Bürgschaftsbank Rheinland-Pfalz is a guarantee bank that specializes in funding for entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises. Its website offers concrete information on various funding programs. Website in German only.

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  • Bremerhaven Economic Development Company Ltd. – BIS Bremerhaven Gesellschaft für Investitionsförderung und Stadtentwicklung

    The BIS, which is supported by both the city of Bremerhaven and the State of Bremen, offers detailed information for every phase of investing or establishing a business in Bremen. The four divisions within BIS include business development, infrastructural development, urban development, and tourism development.

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  • BTG Hamburg

    The BTG Hamburg offers capital resources and early-phase financing for businesses and entrepreneurs in Hamburg. It is a silent financial partner and does not seek to guide or administrate business functions. Website in German only.

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  • Bürgschaftsbank Saarland

    The Bürgschaftsbank Saarland is a guarantee bank for entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises in the state of Saarland. Its website offers detailed information on specific financing options. Website in German only.

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  • Bürgschaftsbank Sachsen

    The Bürgschaftsbank Sachsen GmbH (BBS) is a publicly funded specialist financial institution. As a self-help institution for companies in the trade and industry sector, BBS provides financial support, alongside company banks, for promising projects at small- and medium-sized commercial enterprises, as well as from independent professionals in Saxony in the form of indemnity guarantees (bank guarantees). Website in German only.

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  • Bürgschaftsbank Saxony-Anhalt

    The Bürgschaftsbank Saxony-Anhalt is a publicly funded bank that provides financing options for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Its website offers detailed options that cater to a variety of business needs. Website in German only.

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  • Bürgschaftsgemeinschaft Hamburg GmbH

    The Bürgschaftsgemeinschaft Hamburg GmbH works primarily with entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises to offer secure financing for establishing a business in Hamburg. Website in German only.

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  • GFAW – Gesellschaft für Arbeits- und Wirtschaftsförderung Thüringen

    The GFAW (Gesellschaft für Arbeits- und Wirtschaftsförderung des Freistaats Thüringen mbH) promotes vocational training and job creation schemes for companies, people setting up new businesses, educational institutes, public institutions, chambers, associations and organizations. GFAW advises on and coordinates EU-level funding programs. Website in German only.

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  • GSA Gesellschaft für Struktur- und Arbeitsmarktentwicklung

    One of the focus points of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s labor market politics is the promotion of business start-ups. In so doing, the services offered by GSA comprise the implementation of the “Landesinitiative SCHÜLERFIRMEN-MV” (State-wide initiative for student-run companies in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), and the provision of professional statements for the purpose of applying for subsidies, benefits or loans. GSA is the authority that accepts and checks applications for the grant of micro-loans issued by the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the authority that accepts application for business start-up grants.

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  • IB Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt

    The IB Investitionsbank Saxony-Anhalt facilitates funding, advice, and promotion for entrepreneurs, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and public and private institutions. IB works with state, national, and EU-wide funding programs to assist new enterprises’ market entry. Website in German only.

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  • IB Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein

    Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB), the development bank of the Land (state) Schleswig-Holstein, plays a key role in providing financial support to foster regional development and growth in Schleswig-Holstein. IB offers advice on funding and financing. It provides tailor-made solutions for corporate, real estate and public infrastructure financing as well as for city development, environmental, and energy projects. Furthermore, grants are provided to support labor market development and training. Financial assistance is given to public and private investment projects in Schleswig-Holstein.

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  • IFB Hamburg – Hamburgische Investitions- und Förderbank

    The IFB Hamburg serves as a point of contact for small- and medium-sized enterprises to acquire public funds. It supports and accompanies entrepreneurs through the process of applying for funding. Website in German only.

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  • Invest in Hessen

    Invest in Hessen offers free and confidential support to North American companies that are interested in establishing a subsidiary in Hessen. Invest in Hessen seeks to foster the success of locally based companies and foreign investors. For information and contact details for its North American liaison office, U.S. Office for Economic Development, click here.

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  • Invest in MV

    Invest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the economic development agency for the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. As a one stop agency, it acts as a partner for all companies that want to establish operations in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Invest in MV provides assistance with the procurement of suitable locations in the state, representation of interests in administrations and institutions, support in the search for qualified experts, acquisition of funds from the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and establishing contacts to business partners and networks.

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  • Invest in Thuringia LEG – State Economic Development Agency of Thuringia

    As a one-stop agency, LEG Thüringen – the State Development Corporation of Thuringia responds to all questions concerning relocation and investment promotion. LEG offers advice on suitable industrial sites, manages contacts to local authorities, supports companies in recruiting skilled personnel, informs companies about available incentive and financing concepts, fosters Thuringia’s international relations and promotes the transfer of technology and innovation in our region.

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  • Investment and Economic Development Bank of Rheinland-Pfalz – Innovations und Struktur-Bank Rheinland Pfalz (ISB RlP)

    As the central development office ISB, the state-owned development bank is the initial contact for those interested in financing for business opportunities in Rheinland-Pfalz. In this effort it is joined by the State Ministry for Economics, the Finance Ministry, the local Chambers of Industry and Commerce, the regional Manual Crafts Chambers and regional development agencies. The ISB is a central contact for development, offering individualized programs and financing plans, assistance with applications, and support in establishing companies, finding locations, selecting project sites. Their site offers detailed information for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

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  • KBG NRW Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaft Nordrhein-Westfalen

    The KBG NRW is a financing institution that works with entrepreneurs from the initial idea to optimize and finance their project. They focus on growth-oriented industry, technology-focused start-ups, and entrepreneurs. Their website offers detailed information on specialized funding and advisory programs. Website in German only.

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  • LFI Landesförderinstitut MV

    The State Funding Institute MV (LFI, Landesförderinstitut MV) is appointed by the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania to act as the point of reference for all questions regarding funding in the state. LFI also coordinates the allocation of European Funds for regional Development (EFRE) in Mecklenberg-West Pomerania. Its website also offers a portal for entrepreneurs. Website in German only.

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  • LGH NRW – Landes-Gewerbeförderungsstelle des nordrhein-westfälischen Handwerks e.V.

    The Landes-Gewerbeförderungsstelle des nordrhein-westfälischen Handwerks (LGH) is a joint service institution set up both by the chambers and the confederations of skilled trades (“Handwerk”) in the German federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW). We support these organizations as well as the SMEs in this important economic sector. LGH works closely with the EU and NRW governments to assist them in efforts to promote SMEs.

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  • MBG H (Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH)

    The MBG H is a publicly funded investment and holdings company oriented to small- and medium-sized enterprises in Hesse. It offers financing options and information on starting a business in the state of Hesse. Website in German only.

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  • MBG Saxony-Anhalt (Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt)

    MBG Saxony-Anhalt offers financing for small- and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs seeking to start a business in Saxony-Anhalt. It offers silent investment at reasonable rates to encourage growth and economic development in the state. Full details on financing options can be found on the website. Website in German only.

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  • Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft MBG

    The MBG Rheinland-Pfalz offers financial support in the form of loans for small- and medium-sized enterprises in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. It is publicly funded and offers competitive rates. Website in German only.

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  • Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mbH (MBMV)

    MBMV provides financing and information for small- and medium-sized enterprises in the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. Working closely with the Bürgschaftsbank Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH (BMV), the MBMV provides specific financing programs designed for various types of operations. Website in German only.

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  • Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Niedersachsen

    The Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (MBG) mbH is an organization that supports the economy of Lower Saxony. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Lower Saxony are eligible for silent investments to strengthen their capital base and thereby finance growth and innovation. MBG provides both investment and advice. Website in German only.

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  • Mittelständische Bürgschaftsbank Sachsen

    The Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen mbH (MBG) is a privately held investment company with public funding. Its task is to improve the financing structures of medium-sized companies with the goal of stable corporate development. MBG acquires both silent capital and direct stakes in industrial companies.

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  • Niedersächsische Bürgschaftsbank NBB

    The NBB is a guarantee bank in Lower Saxony that strives to support small- and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups through financing. Website in German only.

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  • NRW.International

    The foreign trade portal of NRW.International is a central platform for small- and medium-sized enterprises in North Rhine-Westphalia. NRW.International acts as a first point of contact and provides service and advising, and coordinates and connects entrepreneurs and business developers. They also offer a range of funding programs. Website in German only.

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  • NRW.INVEST GmbH

    The state-owned economic development agency NRW.INVEST supports companies with investment projects or business locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. NRW.INVEST advises on tax and legal issues as well as details regarding economic structure and industry clusters. It analyzes investment plans and offers commercial and industrial sites in North Rhine-Westphalia. NRW.INVEST moderates and accompanies investment projects confidentially from the first step to the conclusion. And even after the settlement, NRW.INVEST is still on hand with help and advice for foreign companies. This applies in particular to expansions, start-ups and spin-offs. Its services are free of charge.

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  • Saarländische Investitionskreditbank SIKB

    The SIKB is Saarland’s state bank, offering mid- and long-term loans to entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises. Their website offers full details on financing options, as well as tailored information for entrepreneurs. Website in German only.

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  • SBG Sächsische Beteiligungsgesellschaft

    The SBG is closely related to the SAB (Saxony Aufbau Bank), and works with the bank to facilitate financing for small-and medium-sized enterprises. They offer advice and support for loan applications and individualized financing options. Website in German only.

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  • Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport, and Technology

    The website of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology offers information pertinent to these sectors in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

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  • Support Service GmbH (FSIB – Förder-Service GmbH)

    The FSIB works closely with Saxony-Anhalt’s investment bank (IB) to connect and facilitate community and regional business investment in the state. It focuses on providing financing, information about current support programs at the state and EU level, planning, supervision, and tax advising, and the evaluation of programs and projects. Website in German.

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  • The Lower Saxony Ministry for Nutrition, Agriculture, Consumer Protection, and Regional Development

    The website of the Ministry for Nutrition, Agriculture, Consumer Protection, and Regional Development offers comprehensive government and legal information pertinent to these sectors. Website in German only.

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  • ThürInG

    ThürInG, the Thuringia network for innovative entrepreneurs, offers particularly intensive advice and support for business and finance plans, navigating legal issues and insurance plans, identifying cooperating partners, approaching investors. Detailed information on ThürInG’s partners and services can be found on its website. Website in German only.

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  • Thüringer Aufbaubank

    The Thüringer Aufbaubank (TAB) was established in 1992 as a public law institution. Since that time, the bank has undertaken numerous assignments in business and rural development and the promotion of housing construction for the Free State of Thuringia, and has thus played its part in the further development of Thuringia as a business location. TAB works closely with Thuringia’s government, banks and savings banks and the KfW (reconstruction loan) banking group. The Free State of Thuringia provides a 100% guarantee for the Thüringer Aufbaubank. Legal supervision of the bank rests with the Thuringian Ministry of Finance. Website in German only.

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  • WFS – Saxony Economic Development Corporation (Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH)

    WFS, on behalf of the state of Saxony, facilitates the establishment of new business enterprises in the state. They consult and advise entrepreneurs and foreign firms seeking to locate in Saxony, and provide networked connections to other foundations, banks and state institutions that are useful for start-ups in the region.

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  • WIBank (Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturbank Hessen)

    The WI Bank offers financing options for entrepreneurs and individuals seeking to start a business in Hessen. Website in German only.

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