About Hessen

Germany Works – Hessen Succeeds: Hessen is the leading economic region in the heart of Germany. Intersecting with Europe's major transportation routes for people, goods and data, the state provides you with ideal conditions for sustainable success: economic strength, innovative capacity and direct access to the German and European markets.


Hessen has served as a prime foreign investment destination for years: The number of FDI is constantly increasing. Especially in the ICT, life sciences and finance sectors, Hessen plays a leading role in Europe.


Over 12.500 international companies have already opted in favor of our business location and are experiencing sustainable success here. People from 190 nations call Hessen their home.


Welcome to Hessen!

  1. Excellent infrastructure for people, goods and data
  2. Direct access to the German and European markets
  3. Highly skilled specialists and strong business partners
  4. One of the most innovative regions in Europe

Reasons for Hessen

A key factor in Hessen's state-of-the-art infrastructure is the Frankfurt Airport, which is directly connected to 311 destinations in 97 countries.

Innovation is our standard: Hessen offers direct access to technology and business networks which benefits all: large companies and numerous SMEs, as well as start-up and scale-up businesses from all around the world.

Frankfurt is Europe's digital capital. DE-CIX, the world's largest data exchange point, guarantees a high degree of utilization in digitization with record data traffic. Furthermore, Hessen offers Germany’s leading research center for top security requirements with its National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE.


Welcome to Hessen – welcome to your business location!

Success Story

In July 2017, the French hyperscale cloud provider OVH opened a datacenter in the Hessian Limburg. HTAI supported the company during the entire process together with GTAI, Mittelhessen’s Regional Management and the local development office by providing advice about site issues and expert information.

Owing to the investor’s own market development dynamics, the fulfillment of three sustainable performance factors was required: performance, security, and reliability. The team of experts that was convened for this purpose was able to guarantee all of them. OVH decided in favor of the Limburg site in September 2016.

The datacenter opened its doors the following year – with an investment volume of 8 million euros and 20 new jobs. The first expansion investment took place in 2018.

Foreign direct investments in Hessen 2012-2018


Do you want to know more about the success location Hessen?

We advise foreign and domestic companies that are considering to invest, relocate or expand operations here. Our experts support you with a unique strategic link between investor services, location marketing, foreign trade, technology and innovation promotion, and advice on EU funding programs. We are looking forward to advising you competently and free of charge – always tailored to your company’s and your individual requirements.


Your contact person:


Jonas Winkler

+49 611 95017 8641

jonas.winkler  htai.de


Andreas Damrau

+49 611 95017 8346

andreas.damrau  htai.de



Welcome to Hessen – welcome home!

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