Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to recover!
SMEs form the basis of the EU-28 economy. In 2016, SMEs created 93 million jobs and added value by a further 1.4%. Businesses benefited mainly from stronger aggregate demand (consumption, exports and capital investment).
Regional economic demand effects and regional growth effects through research and teaching
On behalf of the University of Jena, DIW Econ has investigated the regional economic effects of the university with regard to value creation and employment as well as innovation-based economic development.
Berlin remains Germany’s founding capital
The start-up dynamics in Berlin remain at a high level, but with a declining trend. Employment prospects on the labour market have improved significantly. It is therefore not surprising that there has been a marked decline in the number of small businesses being set up to full-time employment. The number of “genuine company start-ups” in Berlin can be described as pleasingly high.