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On the Right Course?

The maritime economy is of far-reaching importance and is attributed a special role in the competitiveness of our country. With a coastline of more than 1,000 km, Schleswig-Holstein in particular has traditionally been characterized by its maritime character and is still home to numerous companies along the entire value chain, which is why the industry continues to be attributed special relevance.

The proximity to the Hamburg metropolitan region as well as to the North and Baltic Sea ensures that our region also benefits from the maritime economy. Whether in the port industry, shipbuilding or maritime services - many companies take advantage of the geographical location of our region and enjoy the benefits of the water-side infrastructure. In order to strengthen our competitiveness and consolidate our position within the industry, we must continue to secure this unique locational advantage.

You provide services for the maritime industry and have a concern? We offer a wide range of assistance and support in realizing your success. As the business development agency of the districts of Dithmarschen and Steinburg and the city of Brunsbüttel, it is our central task to secure and actively develop the region as a business location. In doing so, we understand business development as securing the future of the region's companies and jobs.

Together we are stronger

Since January 2021, the Business Development Agency Westholstein has also been represented as a member of the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany in order to protect the interests of the maritime industry and increase the competitiveness of our region.

Through our membership in the Initiative Kiel-Canal e.V., we are also committed to the preservation, the rehabilitation and further expansion of the Kiel Canal.Due to the high relevance of this waterway for the regional economy, the associated added value and numerous jobs, we support the fundamental goals and demands of the initiative.

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Standort Büsum

Hafentörn 3
25761 Büsum

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Marschstraße 30a
25704 Meldorf

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Standort Itzehoe

Viktoriastraße 17
25524 Itzehoe

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Elbehafen 1
25541 Brunsbüttel

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Große Westerstraße 8
25746 Heide

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