Leipzig: A growing, forward-looking city
The Leipzig region is an economic powerhouse which has years of experience in innovative transition processes and is home to dedicated people driving and shaping change. The City of Leipzig with a population topping 560,000 forms the centre of this region, with the administrative districts of North Saxony and Greater Leipzig adjacent to it. This regional cohesion is strengthened by businesses in these three districts working together, cooperation between the local authorities, and streams of commuters.
Given its impressive development, it’s no wonder that the City of Leipzig is drawing admiring glances from other centres of business and industry. The buoyant prospects of this vibrant city are reaffirmed by the influx of some ten thousand new residents every year. And the economic output of businesses of all sizes is continuously rising.
World-class products are made at factories owned by BMW, Porsche and Siemens as well as smaller companies. Express Logistics provider DHL and its many partners speed up the flow of goods 24 hours a day.
Leipzig has an excellent reputation. Our city’s development in recent years sends out a clear, optimistic message – so come and join us in Leipzig’s dynamic development!
- Leipzig/Halle Logistics Region placed third in Germany for the first time
A ranking compiled by the Bulwiengesa research institute put the Leipzig/Halle region in third place among Germany’s 28 logistics regions, beaten only by Hamburg and Berlin. Leipzig/Halle did so well thanks to its tremendous momentum in the investment market and the general demand for premises.
- ShanghaiRanking: Leipzig University moves up
Leipzig University has entered the top 200 universities in the world. In the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 (also known as the ShanghaiRanking), Leipzig was placed in the segment between 151 and 200, giving it a position among the top 14 in Germany.
Leipzig has the third-strongest economy in Germany
Within just a few years, Leipzig has risen up the table and overtaken financial centre Frankfurt am Main to third place among the cities with the most powerful economies, with just Munich and Berlin ahead of it in first and second places. This is the result of a ranking compiled by the HWWI Hamburg Institute of International Economics and Berenberg Bank, which assessed Germany’s 30 biggest cities in terms of their future readiness.
Financial Times Group ranking Leipzig in top ten in four categories
In its study entitled European Cities & Regions of the Future 2014/15, fDi magazine published in London by the Financial Times Group placed Leipzig among the top ten locations in four categories. Special praise was reserved for Leipzig’s successful corporate investment strategy compared to other European cities and also its achievements in the category Human Capital and Lifestyle. Leipzig was voted into the top ten in the following categories:
- Top 10 Western European Cities – FDI Strategy (8th)
- Top 10 Large European Cities – Overall (7th)
- Top 10 Large European Cities – Human Capital and Lifestyle (8th)
- Top 10 Large European Cities – FDI Strategy (Rang 6th)
- Young households: Germany’s no. 1
No other town or city in Germany has a higher share of young households than Leipzig. This was revealed by an analysis of the population data of all German towns and districts published by market research institute GfK. It found that the share of Leipzig households in which the head of the household is under thirty years old is 20%, almost double the national average of just 11.6%.
- Survey: There’s no better place to live!
Leipzig emerged the clear winner from a citizen satisfaction survey conducted in December 2013 by market research institute GfK. In no other city in Germany are the residents as satisfied as in Leipzig! Inhabitants were interviewed from Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
- Leipzig tops Financial Times Group ranking
The Financial Times Group’s fDi magazine placed Leipzig in the top ten European cities in three categories in its study European Cities & Regions of the Future 2012/2013.
- 2012 - Heart Centre Leipzig – unsurpassed for cardiac surgery
In an extensive study conducted for a special edition of Focus magazine entitled ‘Germany’s top hospitals’, Heart Centre Leipzig was rated the best hospital for cardiac surgery. More than 18,000 doctors were interviewed for the survey.
- 2012 - Leipzig – ‘Best Congress and Convention Centre’
The CCL Congress Center Leipzig was voted the ‘Best Congress and Convention Centre’ by readers of British trade magazine Business Destinations, the ACTE Association of Corporate Travel Executives, and corporate travel centre directors of the world’s top 500 companies.
- Decade’s fastest climber
Since the first league table drawn up by business magazine Capital in 2001, Leipzig has leapt 45 places, making it the fastest climber over the past ten years. In 2011, Leipzig came fourth in the category of German cities with the strongest economy, being beaten by just Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt.
- Leipzig/Halle top for logistics
For the first time, Leipzig/Halle was declared the most dynamic logistics region in Germany and number three in Europe. It achieved the top spot in particular by being so successful at attracting external firms, according to a ranking compiled by Cologne-based market research company SCI published in transport weekly Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung.