With a population of approximately 5.4 million Stuttgart is the fifth largest metropolitan region in Germany. This is what attracts many foreign companies. Moreover, Stuttgart is international: people from more than 170 nations live here.
You too can benefit from the business location Stuttgart. The Economic Development Department of the State Capital Stuttgart will be pleased to support you with your settlement or in finding networks.
Foreign companies intending to do business in Germany often have lots of questions. The Economic Development Department will be happy to help, so do not hesitate to contact us.
Checklist for a company foundation
It’s always difficult at the beginning. So the city’s Economic Development Department offers a wide range of consulting services for company founders from home and abroad. The first point of contact is the start-up office. Here, founders will get advice on how they can realise their idea profitably.
Here, you can get an overview of the points of interest for setting up a company in Stuttgart. The city’s Economic Development Department will be pleased to support you. The checklist offers a first overview of the contacts you need and where these can be found.
What funding opportunities exist?
How do I obtain an entry, residence and work permit?
How do I find suitable business premises?
Which legal provisions have to be observed?
What are the most important taxes?
How do I find suitable personnel?
What are the costs for office, personnel and the like?
How do I open a bank account?
Which legal form is recommended for my company?
Living in Stuttgart
Stuttgart is a city with an extremely high quality of life – modern, urban, cosmopolitan and smart. The State Capital is known for its top-class culture: whether it is the world famous ballet or the multi-award-winning opera, first-class exhibitions or temporary off-spaces – Stuttgart’s culture is excellent.
The Le Corbusier houses in the Weissenhofsiedlung are part of the UNESCO World Heritage and in 2018 Stuttgart was selected as Germany’s No. 1 Capital of Culture for the fourth time in the HWWI/Berenberg Cultural Cities ranking.
There are many park landscapes and green spaces, cult quarters with a bustling club scene, vineyards in the heart of the city, mineral spas where you can relax and much more. With its wide range of cultural events and variety of leisure activities Stuttgart has something for everyone.