Ideal financing structure

Funding of your investment in Saxony-Anhalt

EU and Federal States adopt New GRW Regional Aid Map for Germany

Corporate investments in Saxony-Anhalt may also be financially supported to a high degree in the years ahead. This emerges from the new regional aid map for the joint task "Improvement of Regional Economic Structures" (GRW). Apart from a few remote boarder regions, the state of Saxony-Anhalt will continue to have one of the highest funding rates in Germany.

  • Maximum funding rates of EU structural funding depend on the size of the company. Maximum funding rates:
    • Large companies: up to 15%
    • Mid-sized companies: up to 25%
    • Small companies: up to 35%
    • Exceptions:
      • Mansfeld Südharz district + 5% each
      • Saalekreis district and city of Magdeburg - 5% each
  • New business locations and investments in expansion are eligible for funding.

Definition of company size

  • Large company
  • Mid-sized company
    • < 250 staff
    • annual turnover max. € 50 million or annual balance sheet max. € 43 million, taking into account any investments, contracts etc.
  • Small company
    • < 50 staff
    • annual turnover or annual balance sheet max. € 10 million, taking into account any investments, contracts etc.

Funding options for your investment project

  • Construction of business premises (new investment);
  • Realisation of an expansion investment
  • Diversification of commercial sites


  • New permanent jobs created or existing permanent jobs secured
  • Eligible investment: 750,000 euros per new job created / 500,000 euros per job secured for initial investments and investments in growth

Research and Development

  • Development of new or innovative products and processes

Grants for personnel costs

  • free tailor-made qualification, practical training also in the future employment position
  • Grant for payroll costs for "innovation assistants" (SME)


  • Loans for medium-sized enterprises from Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt
  • Loans for start-ups from Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt
  • Mezzanine loans from Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt

Incentives available for:

  • Investments (e.g. in sites and buildings, construction work and machinery)
  • Advance financing of grants and allowances
  • Spending on research, development and innovation

Public loan guarantees

  • Up to 70% guarantee for investment loans

Venture capital

  • Active and silent partnerships to increase capital