Your Partner: WFBB – Brandenburg Economic Development Agency
The Brandenburg Economic Development Agency - WFBB - is the key contact for investors, local entrepreneurs and start-ups in the state of Brandenburg. It provides expertise and good contacts, and identifies the optimal state, federal government or European Union funding programme. This comprehensive service is personalized, confidential and free of charge.
WFBB together with the Investment Bank of Brandenburg (ILB) is the first one-stop agency in Germany. It is the first German economic development agency to offer comprehensive commercial and labour-force advice. With its "WFBB Business" service, WFBB helps identify suitable locations and highly-trained professionals, and also provides assistance with the training of employees. It advises on financing and funding issues, and helps navigate the way through red-tape complexities. WFBB cooperates closely with the regional economic development agencies and universities in Brandenburg.
Professionally-qualified workers are a success factor for Brandenburg. The "WFBB Arbeit" division of WFBB is responsible for the following areas: professionally-trained workers, training, work/family-life balance, integration into the labour force, and labour-policy instruments in Brandenburg. WFBB provides a wide range of consulting and other services as well as needs-based, tailored concepts. It also oversees the effective implementation of financial support programmes.
Innovation and technology
Another focus for WFBB with "WFBB Innovation" is technology funding. It supports research and development projects - in the context of individual projects and the management of corporate networks and scientific institutions. In addition, WFBB advises on funding issues for innovation projects in medium-sized companies as well as on patent matters.
Efficient use of energy
WFBB is playing a key role in the development of a sustainable energy supply in Brandenburg. "WFBB Energie" as an energy agency provides comprehensive advice to businesses and communities on the efficient use of energy, coordinates energy-related networks in Brandenburg and supports technology projects in the energy sector.
WFBB represents the economic region of Brandenburg with respect to location marketing, as well as on national and international corporate trips and at national and international trade fairs. WFBB's shareholders are the state of Brandenburg, the Chambers of Industry and Commerce, the Chambers of Crafts, and the Confederation of Business Associations in Berlin and Brandenburg (UVB). WFBB is based in Potsdam, and has five regional centres in Cottbus, Eberswalde, Frankfurt (Oder), Neuruppin and Potsdam. WFBB is closely linked with the Investment Bank of Brandenburg (ILB) according to the one-stop agency model. Together, Brandenburg and Berlin maintain an office to market the area around the future Berlin Brandenburg Airport BER in Schönefeld.