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Its central location in the heart of the European transport network is just one of numerous trump cards that the region of Hannover has in its hand.

Perfectly networked

Its central location in the heart of the European transport network is just one of numerous trump cards that the region of Hannover has in its hand. The A2 and A7 motorways are amongst the most important road connections in Central Europe and the ICE rail network also provides direct links to all German conurbation areas. There are direct flights from Hannover Airport to more than 100 destinations, and the Mittelland Canal, the longest man-made waterway in Germany, connects Hannover with the major seaports and inland ports on the Continent.

Booming logistics industry

According to a survey conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute in 2009, Hannover Region is one of the most dynamic logistics locations in Germany and plays a leading national and international role. The experts praised the region’s positive investment climate, good infrastructure, low costs and its convenient geographical location. The logistics business meanwhile accounts for approx. 40,000 jobs in Hannover Region and, as an expanding cross-sectoral industry, continues to play a central role in regional economic development. The availability of commercial and industrial sites is regularly monitored to promote site marketing for companies planning to set up business here or expand their existing facilities. New infrastructure projects are also in the pipeline to exploit the potential resulting from the enlargement of the EU towards the East.

Environment friendly regional transport

GVH, the transport association which serves the Greater Hannover Area, carries around 190 million passengers on its local public transport services every year. These services offer maximum comfort and convenience: in 2010, Hannover was awarded first place in the Local Public Transport category in a nationwide survey conducted amongst the 15 largest cities in Germany. üstra, which is responsible for the bus and light rail network, is the main mobility services provider within the GVH and was the first German transport company to satisfy the standards of the EC Eco Audit Environ­men­tal Management Regulation. Since 2011, its fleet has included hybrid buses which satisfy the most stringent EU environmental standard.