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In the spring 2015 edition of AmCham Germany's Business Barometer, US companies were surveyed regarding their opinions on their business outlook, Germany as an investment location and on the top theme digitization.
US companies in Germany are overwhelmingly convinced by the strength of Germany’s economy.
Three out of every four US companies in Germany expect a further increase in sales revenues in 2015. Moreover, nearly every third wants to create new jobs and invest more in Germany than last year. However, American companies fear that Germany could stay idle for too long due to its current competitive position. When it comes to the survey’s top theme of digitization, US companies in Germany see themselves as forerunners. Nevertheless, they are also confident that German competitors will come to play an important role in the digital world.
“US investors expect 2015 to be a good year. They also remain convinced by Germany’s strength as a business location,” Bernhard Mattes, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, said. “However, that does not mean we can become too comfortable. This year’s Business Barometer shows that policy-makers should not procrastinate on passing important reforms and that Germany needs an active economic and industrial policy. This includes, above all, an ambitious and competitive digital agenda. That is something that investors expect and is essential for Germany as a business location overall.”
About the AmCham Germany Business Barometer
AmCham Germany's Business Barometer is an exclusive survey among US subsidiaries that provides both an international and American business perspective on Germany as an investment location. The fall edition of AmCham Germany’s Business Barometer was conducted in cooperation with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. It is based on the online survey results of 42 companies with American capital in Germany, among which many of the top 50 US companies with the highest revenue in Germany belong. The participating companies account for an annual turnover of roughly 98 billion Euros overall and employ more than 270,000 workers in Germany.
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