With over half a million inhabitants, Dresden is the largest city in the east of the Federal Republic of Germany and, thanks to its vicinity to the Czech Republic and Poland, at the gateway from central to eastern Europe.
After reunification Dresden was quick to grasp the opportunity to rebuild its economy, in a unique manner. Economic indicators show that the city is maintaining its growth curve despite the current economic and financial crisis.
Since the mid-1990s the city of Dresden has invested almost 200 million euros in extending its infrastructure and setting up municipal commercial parks, meaning that today there is a wide range of spaces and buildings.
Germany's stable political and legal system ensures that investment in Dresden is safe. The efficient public administration offices provide fast approvals and taxes and other corporate fees are in the midfield compared with other large German cities.
The people of Dresden are known for their affinity for technology, their inventiveness and their entrepreneurial spirit. They are correspondingly open to business ventures and scientific projects in their city.
Dresden’s success is based on key technologies including microelectronics, information-and-communications, new materials, photovoltaic and nanotechnology, and, life sciences and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary collaboration between businesses and research facilities helps move Dresden forward.