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Welcome to the Southwest Mecklenburg Economic Development Agency

We are your first point of contact in the region for all business-related topics. On our job portal, we offer employees a wide selection of job opportunities. We also help trainees, pupils and students to find suitable apprenticeships and internships.

WiFöG has made it its mission to connect employers and talented young people in order to ensure the future viability of the Ludwigslust-Parchim district. That is why we support innovative start-ups and a heterogeneous mix of industries. The Southwest Mecklenburg region already has 50 industrial estates. We actively support investors in establishing new sites, which you can reach easily and quickly thanks to well-developed roads. We create ideal conditions for you to reconcile your private and professional life.

Region Schloss Ludwigslust

Dafür steht Südwestmecklenburg

  • Numerous companies - including many larger and well-known ones - have already set up shop
  • Diverse spatial possibilities: fully developed and large contiguous tissue areas.
  • Quick access to ports, airports and the metropolises of Hamburg and Berlin
  • The strong regional network enables short distances for investors
  • The speed with which all players work together to guide investors to their goal
  • Working and living in the midst of healthy, unspoilt nature promotes creativity, well-being and efficiency

Many potentials

Discover new commercial spaces

You want to start a company in Northern Germany or open a new location? For companies that want to grow, we offer top locations à la carte. Pleasant working conditions and a wide range of properties, halls and industrial sites await you in the 50 industrial estates in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district. You have a free choice.

According to surveys in the district, we Mecklenburgers like to stay in our region because we live in the awareness of how beautiful our country is. Perhaps it is also the friendly northern German nature that has increasingly attracted skilled workers and entrepreneurs to southwest Mecklenburg in recent years. Make the most of the attractive potential of our business location and decide on a commercial space with us.

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Life and work

Happy people from our region

Southwest Mecklenburg is a region where people enjoy living and working. Mecklenburgers are close to nature, grounded and firmly rooted in their land and its traditions. Many young people would like to have a professional career in their own district, as WiFöG has learned from surveys. The reasons are obvious: vast green spaces, bathing lakes, the proximity to the Baltic Sea and fresh clean air provide a healthy quality of life. For a long time now, women and men have participated equally in working life here, and this is to remain the case in the future.


Karl-Heinz Krämer
Managing Director

Karl-Heinz Krämer, 55, has been managing director of Block Menü in Zarrentin for 15 years. In addition to his passion for high-quality and healthy food, the native of Niederrhein is committed to the development of the company's own sustainable cattle rearing programme in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Block Menü

Ernst-Litfaß-Str. 1, 19246 Zarrentin

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Success stories are based on good cooperation. We can always count on the uncomplicated helpfulness of the Ludwigslust-Parchim district. The common goal is the focus, tasks are tackled quickly. That is why we want to continue to grow in the region in the future.

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Southwest Mecklenburg, so beautiful that other people want to spend their holidays here and we are right in the middle of it. We live and breathe work-life balance. Here we have been able to grow as a company and become a quality supplier of screw conveyors and dosing screws for the bulk goods industry that is in demand worldwide.

Tom Henning
Managing Partner

Siegmund Henning Anlagentechnik was founded in 1996 by Siegmund Henning as an engineering office with a trading business. In 2000, the current company was formed as a limited liability company and since 2005 Tom Henning has been managing the company as his father's successor. SHA has more than 3,500 m² of production and storage space in a modern production hall as well as 10,000 m² of logistics space. About 50 people are employed.

Ing. Siegmund Henning Anlagentechnik GmbH - SHA GmbH

Ludwigsluster Str. 20, 19288 Warlow

Singles, couples, families, pensioners

A liveable region for young and old

Culture & Leisure

Whether singles, couples, families or senior citizens - everyone is welcome in Southwest Mecklenburg. In our region you will find the best conditions to combine your professional and private life. Our infrastructure offers you a wide range of opportunities to take advantage of cultural offerings and fill your free time with sports, nature or club activities. WiFöG aims to secure and create attractive jobs in the region.

Excellent infrastructure

Modern rural and federal roads make it easy for you to access regional, national and international markets. The A24 and A14 motorways take you quickly to the ports and airports in Rostock, Berlin or Hamburg. All developed industrial estates in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district have direct slip roads to the motorway or they are only a few kilometres away. The transport conditions by rail are also excellent at our location.

Schools & Kitas

Ludwigslust-Parchim is Germany's second-largest district and a living space for numerous families. Both couples and single mothers and fathers benefit here from comprehensive, high-quality childcare to combine family life harmoniously with their gainful employment. Tuition-free daycare centres, kindergartens and schools for every grade level ensure that your children are well looked after during your working hours.


If you are ill or feeling unwell, you can rely on the well-developed healthcare system in Südwestmecklenburg. Doctors' surgeries, pharmacies, care facilities and hospitals are always just a stone's throw away from your home in our district. If there are people in your household who need care, you always have the option of receiving care in your own four walls.


The district of Ludwigslust-Parchim provides families with ideal conditions to harmoniously combine gainful employment with private life. In our region, you can expect a comprehensive network of high-quality childcare, including free daycare centres. We also look after your relatives in need of care: Assisted living for seniors is offered as well as short-term care or places in a nursing home. The most important factor for a high quality of life: there is enough affordable housing with a variety of space available.


For most employees it is extremely important to reconcile family and career. Especially among the younger generation, the compatibility of children and career is becoming more and more important. Many companies in our region are setting an example by creating a family-friendly working environment. This competitive advantage makes them magnets for the best skilled workers.

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Reconciling work and family life is enormously important for most employees and will become more and more important in the future, especially for the younger generation.

Companies that create a family-friendly working environment therefore have an enormous competitive advantage when it comes to attracting the best employees and skilled workers.

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Attractive neighbours

The Hamburg Metropolitan Region

Since May 2012, our district has been a member of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Thanks to this valuable partnership, the businesses and people in our region have gained many advantages. It is close to our hearts to make new contacts, create synergies and think outside the box.