Industry and Economics

Corona aids: Support for companies in Baden-Württemberg
For your information and convenience, we have compiled an overview of the measures taken to support companies at state and federal level as well as the corresponding contact details and web addresses. We hope that this will support you in your work. If you have any questions or general queries or concerns in these difficult times, please do not hesitate to contact us.
VDMA Baden-Wuerttemberg calls for fast-acting measures to cushion the effects of corona
In the mechanical engineering sector, the first delivery difficulties are appearing, triggered by travel restrictions in China or other heavily affected regions, which are restricting the presence of the workforce in the workplace. Good and rapid political measures to mitigate the economic consequences are now particularly important. Information on the short-time working allowance is provided by the Federal Employment Agency.
2020 starts with negative signs
In January 2020, the mechanical engineering industry in Baden-Wuerttemberg recorded a total of 7 percent fewer orders than in the same month last year (domestic -8 percent, foreign -7 percent).
Grand Coalition take the right decisions in the Corona crisis
The right sign at the right time: The Grand Coalition has made good and fast-acting decisions to support medium-sized companies in their fight against the Corona crisis.
Baden-Württemberg mechanical engineering exports less than in the previous year
In 2019 as a whole, the mechanical engineering industry in Baden-Württemberg exported goods worth around 42.3 billion euros. This represents a decline of 2.3 percent compared to the previous year.
December brings a slight increase, annual balance 2019 disappointed
December brought a positive end to the year for the mechanical engineering industry in Baden-Württemberg. However, the outlook for the full year 2019 is sobering.

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Current Erfa events
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Dr. Dietrich Birk
Dr. Dietrich Birk
Managing director VDMA Baden-Württemberg, Corporate management, Personell management, Economic policy
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VDMA Baden-Württemberg - Invitations and Topics
The VDMA Baden-Württemberg offers its members around 80 experience exchange and information events per year as well as a monthly newsletter. Please select the topics for which you would like invitations and information and send the completed form by e-mail to Julia Vollmer (, 071122801-25).
Top-level discussion on the economic consequences of the corona virus
At a meeting with the heads of employers and trade unions, chambers and associations as well as the regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency, the VDMA Baden-Württemberg emphasised the importance of liquidity support for companies.