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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s strength as a business centre is based on the diversity of its economic structure, a mixture of global players, small and medium business enterprises and well-trained and qualified workers. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers a multitude of prospects for both innovative high-tech sectors and traditional processing industry. Natural geographical advantages such as wind, solar power and free space for innovation have turned Mecklenburg-Vorpommern into one of the leading German regions in the shift to a sustainable energy future. An increasing number of trainees, students and skilled workers are moving to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for a better quality of life that is compatible with having a career.
MV’s globally competitive and steadily growing industry segments offer the best of conditions. (Image: WERK3.de)
Mechanical engineering, life science, the foodstuff and lumber industries, logistics and automotive or renewable energies: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s globally competitive and steadily growing segments offer the best of conditions. On top of this is the tremendous supply of highly-qualified engineers, the direct proximity to research and science along with networks close to the field of practice, making possible synergies and joint projects.
The geographic situation of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern also offers many advantages: This hub for Scandinavia and the Northern Baltic offers modern ports with direct connections to important trans-European transportation routes. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is tightly integrated into international transport networks: This goes for the North-South axis as well as the linkage between Central and Eastern Europe. Rostock-Laage Airport reinforces the infrastructural network. A20 motorway completed the powerful infrastructure of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 2006.
The food industry is one of several important sectors in MV. (Image: Jens Büttner)
Work-life-balance is an important factor when choosing a career and where to live. Many international companies have settled in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, as the conditions are particularly attractive. The wide variety of sectors present in MV ranges from tourism, the health, nutrition and agricultural industries through trade, logistics, mechanical engineering, wind energy and IT services to the maritime industry. There is an extensive range of work opportunities for trainees, first-time employees and skilled workers in tourism, health management, commerce, logistics, mechanical engineering, wind energy, IT services, and in the maritime industry.
In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, it is possible to have both a family and a career: the cost of living is relatively low and childcare is provided for almost half of all children under the age of 3 and almost all 3 to 6-year-olds. Clean, unspoilt nature is often just a few minutes by car from the workplace, regardless of whether it’s the river landscape of the Müritz, one of the region’s many lakes or the Baltic Sae beach. This designated health spot with its unique natural landscape, beaches and lakes, provides an extensive premium range of sports, leisure and wellness activities.
A fresh wind for fresh ideas is blowing in MV.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has natural geographical advantages when it comes to energies of the future: a brisk wind from the Baltic, the greatest number of hours of sun in Germany and a lot of free space for innovation. With around 61 % of electricity coming from wind, bio, water and sun energy it takes on a leading role amongst the German federal states.
The business and industrial areas near ports strengthen the supplier structure, facilitating the establishment of productive off-shore wind energy parks such as Baltic I, located about ten nautical miles before the peninsula of Darss-Zingst. There is also a fresh wind blowing through research and science: from specialised degree courses to regenerative energies and electrical energy systems through interdisciplinary collaborations to a close transfer of knowledge into industry.