Location of the Economic Region
Water is a connecting element that flows, is alive and in constant motion. The location on the Havel river is one of the connecting elements in the emerging Westbrandenburg Economic Region with its cities Brandenburg an der Havel, Premnitz, and Rathenow.
Since 2011, the cities have joined forces as the Westbrandenburg Economic Region. As a voluntary merging of the three cities, supported by the District of Havelland, the economic region aims, together with various partners, to strengthen and promote the business location of Westbrandenburg. This includes supporting local companies and potential investors, and developing the location’s soft factors to up the desirability of the economic region as a place for living and working.
The Westbrandenburg Economic Region has developed into one of the strongest business locations in the state of Brandenburg and has excellent prospects. The following are the main reasons why the economic region is so attractive to businesses and residents:
Brandenburg an der Havel – Historic town changing with the tides
Premnitz – Energy from industry and nature
Rathenow – City of Optics
Havelland – Bridge to the Economy
“It is reflected in your streams – landmarks, castles, forts and cathedrals”, once wrote the famous Brandenburger Theodor Fontane about this area, where sleepy villages and vast lowlands characterise this city on the river: Havelland. Explorers can take a journey through the German Road of Romance or the German Avenue Road through the Nature Park of Westhavelland. Charming castles and gardens, literature and the “Havelland Music Festival” give Havelland a striking cultural flair.
Around 162,000 people live in the 13 cities and municipalities of the District of Havelland, which is located close to Berlin and Potsdam and forms a bridge to important economic and metropolitan centres such as Leipzig, Bremen, Hamburg, and Hanover. Its central location in the middle of Europe and the well-developed transport links also means Havelland is a desirable location for investors.
With an extensive network of federal waterways, motorways, country roads and train lines, the region has an exceptional connection to the national and international transport network. Through Berlin West Freight Transport Centre in Wustermark and Brieselang, a logistical interface between local and long-distance transport has developed here, ensuring an abundance of logistics companies settling here. These factors build a bridge from the state on the river to the economy in Germany and Europe.