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Jena Business Development

About Jena Business Development

As a city-owned company, Jena Business Development offers a comprehensive and competent business service for all local companies and institutions as well as for interested parties and investors from the outside. We advise on investment projects and location issues and are actively involved in location marketing. In addition, JenaWirtschaft coordinates and implements initiatives to recruit skilled workers regionally, nationally and internationally and supports companies with recruitment activities. With the Welcome Center Jena and the associated online portal work-in-jena.de, JenaWirtschaft offers a central contact point for all professionals interested in Jena.

As JenaWirtschaft, we work closely with the city’s stakeholders, cooperate with business associations, universities, scientific and educational institutions in order to jointly develop Jena as a high-tech and innovation location. The guiding principles of our work are solution-oriented advisory services, analytical approach and visionary developments for Jena.

From skilled trades to high-tech – the business location Jena

In Jena, business and science traditionally go hand in hand – a close cooperation that is exemplary lived out every day. Jena is not only the home of large international high-tech companies such as ZEISS, JENOPTIK and SCHOTT, but also of small and medium-sized enterprises and young start-ups. The city is also home to two universities and twelve renowned research institutions. Together they work on future topics and develop knowledge-based products and services for growing global markets. Jena, the „City of Light“, is an international centre for optics and photonics, known for its outstanding competencies in health technology, medical technology, precision and environmental technology, as well as for its strong digital economy. Skilled trades and retailers as well as knowledge-intensive and health-related services round off the profile of Jena as a location for innovation. The combination of technology, science and teaching, entrepreneurial spirit, culture and a city surrounded by nature make Jena a unique location.


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Jena Business Development

Leutragraben 2-4
07743 Jena

Telephone: +49 (3641) 8730030
Fax: +49 (3641) 8730059

E-mail: jenawirtschaft@jena.de