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Information about Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV) is situated in the very northeast of the country bordering Poland to the east and the Baltic Sea to the north.

The ''state of a thousand lakes'' is mainly characterized by its intact nature. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's diversified 350 kilometers-long coastline offers islands like Rügen - the largest German island, Hiddensee and Usedom. Countless nature and landscape reserves and three of Germany's 14 national parks spread through the state. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is often called the ''state of a thousand lakes'', but the nickname is only half correct. The state actually has over 2,000 lakes, which - in addition to countless castles, stunning Hanseatic coastline towns with white cliffs and beaches, and excellent ferry facilities - make tourism the state's main industry.

MV's over 350 km of Baltic Sea coastline attract other industries, too. Over the last 10 years, more than EUR 500 million have been invested in MV's shipyards and harbor infrastructure, making MV one of Northern Europe's premier regions for shipbuilding and maritime trade. Using MV's top-of-the-line port infrastructure and modernized transportation infrastructure, businesses also take advantage of the state's prime location between Eastern Europe and Scandinavia and its proximity to Central Europe's two largest cities, Hamburg and Berlin.

Other significant industries in MV include lumber, logistics, agriculture, food processing, and the service sector. These and other industries also benefit from the fact that MV offers some of the highest investment incentives in the EU. MV also boasts centuries-old universities and a host of highly innovative R&D enterprises, which have made it a dynamic region in high-technology, biotechnology, and medical technology.

Business Related Sites in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Foreign entrepreneurs will find many state level institutions that offer helpful support for business operations.

The State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
The official website of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a first source of information on local matters.

Invest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Invest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the economic development agency for the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. As a one-stop agency, it is the partner for all companies that want to establish operations in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Europa-MV (German only)
Europa-MV is the internet platform providing information about EU-Programs and Structural Funds in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Service Portal Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (German only)
The service portal facilitates of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern facilitates the access of citizens and entrepreneurs to electronic services, that are provided by the state and municipal authorities.

Gründerportal (German only)
The startup portal of the state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the central entrance to set up a new company.

Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.
Online travel guide of the Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V..

Point of Single Contact in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Picture shows Points of Single Contact

Picture shows Points of Single Contact

Service businesses from EU Member States seeking for support with the German administrative procedures may address the local Points of Single Contact. These state run one-stop-shops will guide them through the necessary paper work.

The Point of Single Contact of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern provides all information and services on the internet portal

The service of the Points of Single Contact is optional. Entrepreneurs may always contact the relevant authorities directly, if they prefer. Moreover, there are many institutions at the state level that may be addressed for further support.