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As Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg’s business community boasts a dynamic and strong relationship with America. 126 U.S. companies are currently located in Hamburg and 28 of them are listed on the 2009 Fortune 500. In 2008, Hamburg/U.S. trade volume totaled 5.2 billion Euros. Likewise, 216 companies from Hamburg employ approximately 17,000 people in the U.S., bringing with them some 4.3 million Euros in investment.
With the largest port in Germany and the second-largest in Europe, the port of Hamburg is deservedly called Germany’s “Gateway to the World”. 9.7 million containers were handled in Hamburg in 2008 contributing to the city’s total U.S trade imports of €3.8 billion.
Hamburg is also the entrepreneurial heart of Germany. With 13.3 new businesses for every 10,000 inhabitants, Hamburg has by far the highest new-business start-up ratio of all of Germany’s federal states and is one of the leading locations for business angels and venture capital in Germany.
With Hamburg as a central hub location, our American Chamber of Commerce activities reach beyond to other cities in northern Germany with regular events in Bremen, Rostock and Schwerin.
View our investment region spotlight on Hamburg in the October 2009 issue of commerce germany here.
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To view the Chapter's upcoming events, please see the event calendar.
New Year's Reception 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Nancy L. Corbett
John B. Emerson
US Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
Consulate General of the United States, Alsterufer 27/28, 20354 Hamburg
Thanksgiving Dinner 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
CEO, Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG
A New Digital Landscape – How the Mobile Internet is Transforming our Business World
Park Hyatt Hamburg, Bugenhagenstraße 8, 20095 Hamburg
SummerNight Dinner 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Dr. Theodor Sommer
Editor-at-Large, Die Zeit
Germany and America: Enstrangement, second wind or muddling through?
Le Royal Méridien, Room Blankenese, An der Alster 52-56, 20099 Hamburg
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Professor Peter Wippermann
Trend Researcher and Communication Designer
Spielregeln der Netzgesellschaft: Strategien für die Wirtschaft
AmCham Breakfast Forum
Wednesday, May 25, 2013
CEO, WWF Deutschland
The Reconciliation Between Ecology and Economy? How the cooperation of WWF and companies can help to improve the world?
Latham & Watkins LLP, Warburgstraße 50, 20354 Hamburg
Nicholas R. Teller
CEO of E.R. Capital.
Thinking of starting your own business? AmCham also has resources to help you find your way around Hamburg as a small or medium sized business owner.
Dr. Henning C. Schneider
Latham & Watkins LLP
T +49 40 4140-30
Concept / content: Jodi Gentilozzi, Hamburg
Concept / content: Josh Brazil, Hamburg
Photo header left: www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / M. Zapf
Photo header right: www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / M. Brinckmann
Photo content top: www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / K.-U. Gundlach