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City of Wilhelmshaven, Department of Economics and Regional Management

Rathausplatz 10
26382 Wilhelmshaven
+49 (0)4421 9106-0
+49 (0)4421 9106-27

All the activities of economic development and business promotion in Wilhelmshaven pursue the goal of sustainably improving the structure of the city's economic region and fostering positive development on the employment market.

A special priority is the provision of comprehensive advice, ongoing assistance and support to all resident companies. Another core focus lies, of course, on the elaboration of targeted business location offers and on settlement management for new business enterprises.

In addition to the large-scale settlement areas along the deep-water shipping channel, a pool of industrial and commercial sites covering around 200 hectares and offering space and facilities for customised requirements is available in different locations throughout the city region.

In all issues relating to funding opportunities, the economic development department is the right port of call and mediator. This also applies, by the way, to start-up entrepreneurs, who are offered extensive initial advice and orientation counselling. Thanks to a special municipal funding programme, we are able to particularly support the projects of business start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises.

A few examples from our range of services

  • Comprehensive support for local businesses
  • Collaboration in the resettlement and expansion projects of resident companies
  • Funding for the settlement of new companies
  • Mediation of commercial and industrial sites / properties and premises
  • Location marketing
  • Consultation for business start-ups
  • Advice about European and national funding programmes, administrative support
  • Implementation of the municipal SME support programme
  • Company database
Mr. Jürgen Janßen
+49 (0)4421/9106-25
Head of department, industrial sites and real estate
Ms. Elke Schute
+49 (0)4421/9106-24
Advisor on European affairs, EU funding
Ms. Dr. Monika Michaelsen
+49 (0)4421/50664-24
External office Jade InnovationsZentrum; Plug & Work Digital
Ms. Svenja Becker
+49 (0)4421/9106-22
SME support programme, Business start-ups
Ms. Jana Claassen
+49 (0)4421/9106-21
Head of department's outer office