Saxony-Anhalt: Perfect Scores for the Investment Climate

    BERLIN, June 3 /CNW/ - An international investor conference took place in
Saxony-Anhalt's State Government Buildings in Berlin. Prime Minister, Prof.
Dr. Wolfgang Bohmer and the Minister for Economic Affairs, Dr. Reiner
Haseloff, were able to welcome more than 220 guests.
    The objective of the conference was the promotion of the commercial
location of Saxony-Anhalt.
    Prime Minister Bohmer informed visitors that Saxony-Anhalt remains to be
the State with the most foreign direct investments in East Germany.
International investors have invested more than nine billion Euros in 300
funded projects since 1991 and have therefore created or secured more than
36,000 jobs.
    Minister Haseloff pointed out the extremely good investment conditions in
Saxony-Anhalt. "Renowned national and international companies appreciate the
outstanding infrastructure, the innovative research landscape and the
effective transfer of technology along with the large potential for qualified
employees and the attractive funding."
    Numerous companies are committed to the investment location of
Saxony-Anhalt, such as the Swiss Louis Dreyfus Commodities Group, which
announced the purchase of the Gate Global Alternative Energy AG including the
oil mill and bio-diesel plant in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. "Choosing Germany for
our investment is strategically important and we are pleased to be able to
make this significant investment in Saxony-Anhalt," said Jean-Marc Foucher,
Chief Operating Office for Europe and Black Sea Region.
    Jacques Scheuten, Chairman of Scheuten S.a.r.l., Venlo, the Netherlands
justified the decision for building the group's most recent glass factory in
Osterweddingen: "Industry and the expertise in the glass and solar sectors
come together in the State of Saxony-Anhalt. We are investing here in
Saxony-Anhalt because we are convinced that the future lies in new glass
products for solar applications."

For further information:

For further information: Press Officer Investment and Marketing
Corporation Saxony-Anhalt: Frauke Flenker-Manthey, Phone: +49-391-567-70-76,

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