IX AmCham Business Barometer - Wirtschaftsstandort Deutschland
The IX Business Barometer, a study conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany ("AmCham Germany") and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants shows that US companies were satisfied with the business environment in Germany in 2011.
Revenues for US companies in Germany did not increase quite as much as they did in the banner year 2010; companies were slightly more conservative in their investment activities but hired more people than they did in 2010. That is the key message of the IX Business Barometer based on a study of 274 US companies that are active in Germany.
Over two-thirds of those surveyed indicated that they continue to be satisfied with Germany as an investment location and are optimistic about this year: 81 percent of companies except an increase in revenue in 2012 in Germany, and the expectations on investment activities and employment remained virtually unchanged. US companies especially value the stability and reliability of the German market as well as local politics. Additional important advantages of the country include the high quality of employees, the size of the market and superior infrastructure. "Germany is the most important market in Europe," states Fred B. Irwin, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany. "But if we look to the future, we a number of risks that could effect US companies in Germany."