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District of Cloppenburg, department of business development

Eschstr. 29
49661 Cloppenburg
Postbox 1480
49644 Cloppenburg
+49 (0)4471 15-236
+49 (0)4471 7903

The business development agency is integrated as an administrative department and directly subordinated to the District Administrator.
Our Services include:

  • Support to business start-ups: Help with decision making and organisation, preparation of bank meetings, grant of financial aid for business start-ups.
  • Mentoring enterprises: Support of quests for industrial sites and real estate, counselling for finacial aid programmes and accordant applications, innovation and technology consultation for free, future-oriented continuing education, roadshows about current topics, detailed business information services, procuration in matters of cooperation or succession, counselling of company networks.
  • Municipality financial aid: Grants for investments and vocational training.
  • Settling and location service: Development of industrial areas and sites, supportive infrastructure as well as information and location profiles.
  • Management of public authority tasks: Help with administrative procedures, support of negotiations with federal or federal state authorities, European¬† authorities, chambers or unions.
Mr. Dirk Gehrmann
+49 (0) 4471 15-236
Director of the department, business start-ups, mentoring enterprises, municipality financial aid, settling and location service, management of public authority tasks
Mr. Ludger Groteschulte
+49 (0)4471 15-261
Business start-up, mentoring enterprises, municipality financial aid
English, French, Italian