The city and region are characterised by a diversified mix of sectors, comprising energy industry and technology (incl. environmental technology), metal industry, mechanical engineering and mining, transport technology, the media, information and communication sectors, the food as well as the service provider industry.
Cottbus as a business location moreover offers excellent potential in the fields of science, education and research. The combination with the existing industry competences and the sectors lightweight construction materials, services and logistics, and automotive provide investors and innovative sunrise industry businesses with the best conditions.
Cottbus and its environs are home to over 6,700 businesses. In addition to innovative SMEs, the pillars of economy include also multicorporate enterprises and prestigious industry businesses and service providers such as:
- Deutsche Bahn
- ABB Automation GmbH
- Elbenwald GmbH
- Knappschaft Bahn See
- SIEMENS AG
The close linkage between science, research and industry for the creation of highly skilled jobs in Cottbus and the region is the ambitious benchmark of all stakeholders.
The Cottbus business location is situated in the heart of Europe and is a steppingstone to the booming capital Berlin. Cottbus moreover is a hub between the dynamic economic regions of Berlin-Brandenburg, Saxony and Poland.
Transport is ensured in multiple ways: motorways and well-developed A-roads criss-cross the region; the airports Berlin-Schönefeld and Dresden are merely an hour away.