One of the important duties of the Investment and Economic Development Bank of Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB) is to promote and strengthen the attractiveness of the German State of Rhineland-Palatinate as a business location. The department of Investment Promotion and Foreign Trade Support is responsible for informing potential investors on the economic structure, as well as on available infrastructure in the state, and presents investors with site offers. The ISB team answers all of the potential investors’ questions in relation to trade and business opportunities in the state, and it is part of the business trips organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viniculture in foreign countries. And thus it presents the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as a business location to companies potentially interested in doing business with Germany.
Rhineland-Palatinate is a future-oriented business location and offers an attractive investment climate. These are the ideal prerequisites for acquiring and actively supporting the establishment of new companies in the state. The aforementioned department works closely with the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viniculture and other local investment-promotion agencies in relation to the investment projects. In the course of realization of such a project, the team acts as a "Navigator" for the investors. This ensures a smooth procedure for the companies until they decide on a suitable location for their settlement. During this process, the investors receive all required information. They also receive information about real-estate properties, i.e., sites or office spaces, along with the contact details of the people concerned. The database for industrial sites covering all the sites in the state is accessible via the Internet and acts as an important source of advice relating to choosing a location. This database has been elaborated in close cooperation with other local investment-promotion agencies within the state and has just been newly-designed and updated.
In close cooperation with other business partners in this area, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viniculture and the business chambers in the state, as well as with foreign chambers of commerce and respective contact offices in various foreign countries the companies from Rhineland-Palatinate are supported in all questions of Foreign Trade. This kind of support enables SMEs from the state to access foreign markets more easily.
Vice versa, companies from abroad are actively assisted by the department of Investment Promotion and Foreign Trade Support during their search for business partners and in exploring business opportunities in Rhineland-Palatinate. Foreign Business Delegations are always welcome and they will be given all possible assistance while preparing their business trip and during their stay in Rhineland-Palatinate.