Heidelberg Economic Development



Heidelberg is known worldwide – not only for its castle, but also for its strong economy and science. The city is home to Germany’s oldest university. Ultra-modern research areas and an attractive shopping centre meet a historic and vibrant old town. Heidelberg offers culture at an international level and is a strong business location, especially for research-intensive and knowledge-based companies. With around 12 million guests annually, Heidelberg is also a magnet for visitors as an international travel destination.

The City of Heidelberg’s Economic Development Department is committed to ensuring that this positive trend continues. Heidelberg companies of all sizes can turn to the city’s Economic Development Department with a wide range of concerns. It is the link between local businesses, the city administration and institutions, is available to answer all kinds of questions and supports with targeted projects – also in cooperation with regional partners. In addition to the settlement of new companies and the establishment of new businesses, the Economic Development Agency is primarily concerned with the further development of local companies and is committed to the continuous development of a business-friendly and attractive infrastructure.


Office for Economic Development and Employment

city of Heidelberg

House of Economic Development

Heiliggeiststraße 12

69117 Heidelberg


Phone 06221 58-30000

Fax 06221 58-30010