A wonderful welcome: Numerous new company settlements enrich Leipzig’s economic landscape.

Numerous representatives of the new companies in Leipzig came to the Gewandhaus for the celebratory reception
(Image source: Stefan Hoyer/ PUNCTUM)

During the last two Corona years, companies decided to expand to a new location despite an uncertain situation. During this period, the official settlement agency Invest Region Leipzig GmbH supported a total of 32 companies in setting up their operations in the Leipzig region.

To officially welcome these companies, the Office for Economic Development of the City of Leipzig, the District of Leipzig and Invest Region Leipzig GmbH invited them to a ceremonial reception at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

The guests were welcomed by Prof. Andreas Schulz, director of the Gewandhaus, Mr Clemens Schülke, the acting head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Labor and Digital Affairs, Ms Gesine Sommer, the head of the administrative department of the district council for economic development, and Mr Michael Körner, the managing director of Invest Region Leipzig GmbH. Symbolically, the companies were handed over from the care of Invest Region Leipzig GmbH to the municipal contacts of the city of Leipzig and the district.

Michael Körner, Managing Director of Invest Region Leipzig GmbH, presents the new companies
(Image source: Stefan Hoyer/ PUNCTUM)

“This event is a wonderful opportunity to jointly welcome the companies newly settled in the Leipzig economic region. The settlements result from our successful cooperation of all stakeholders, including those beyond the city limits,”

Michael Körner.

For Invest Region Leipzig, 2021 was the most successful year since its founding in 2013, with the settlement of the Indian global IT company HCL Technologies, the 100th company supported by Invest Region Leipzig to settle in the location. With this result, Invest Region Leipzig also confirmed its role in the further economic development of Leipzig as a business location. Its specialization in company settlements pays off strategically for the economic metropolis of Leipzig and the district of Leipzig. The cooperation generates numerous synergies: Each individual settlement has a broad impact and benefits both the city and the district. Jobs are created for both the respective location and for commuters from the economic area. In addition, numerous other jobs are created indirectly through construction, supply chains and other services as part of new projects.

In the foreground (from left to right) Clemens Schülke (acting head of the Department for Economics, Labor and Digital Affairs), Gesine Sommer (Head of Office of the District Administrator for Economic Development/District Development in the district of Leipzig) and Michael Körner (Managing Director of Invest Region Leipzig GmbH)
(Image source: Stefan Hoyer/ PUNCTUM

In addition to the official welcome and enjoying the musical “Grand Concert” by the Gewandhaus Orchestra, it was a wonderful opportunity for the companies to get to know each other and network.

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Dr. Marco Peisker, Site manager, adesso SE

"The city has seen fantastic development over the last few years. We wanted to be closer to our regional partners and customers. It's easier to forge closer relationships with companies when you're there"

Shwet Sabharwal, Branch Manager Leipzig Tech Mahindra

"I strongly recommend the soft-landing approach from Invest Region Leipzig because of it’s numerous advantages for every company planning to set up business in the Leipzig region."

Tobias Drechsel, CEO Thinkport GmbH

"We are glad to have taken this step and gone to Leipzig to be able to further develop Thinkport ... Invest Region Leipzig made it extremely easy for us to get started in Leipzig. Especially the personal support and the prepared information about the location helped us to get an overview. I can really recommend to contact IRL if an expansion to Leipzig is in question."

Ingmar Bergmann, Regional Manager Region East

"A high potential of skilled workers, especially due to the universities and colleges in the Saxon region, was an advantage for us. In addition, there is a good investment climate for medium-sized companies, here through the support of the SAB, which helped us a lot ... The discussions and advice provided by Invest Region Leipzig GmbH have also supported us."

Eileen Walther, Country Manager Germany, NORTHWAVE Intelligent Security Operations

"The city is very centrally located. Since we operate throughout Germany, proximity was a crucial factor. Leipzig is very well connected in terms of infrastructure. It is a liveable, beautiful city and therefore an attraction for talented employees."

Steven Ponndorf, site manager, Xitaso

“The support we received from Invest Region Leipzig GmbH, was extremely helpful because we were not in Leipzig at the time we were seeking a new location and had little knowledge of the region apart from visiting the city. The cooperation with Invest Region Leipzig helped us a lot…”

Daniel Schwemmer, Sales Manager, Flexfab

“The professional appearance of the IRL encouraged us in our decision to choose Leipzig. The service is free, the way of working is very structured, you can tell immediately that this is not the first time IRL has done this. It all makes sense. IRL organised the visits for interesting properties.”