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The Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Südwestmecklenburg (WiFöG) supports companies, start-ups and investors in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district with a wide range of services. We also lend a hand to companies that intend to settle in our region or open a new location. We arrange vacant properties, commercial and industrial sites, organise training workshops and offer advice on subsidies. As we are a 100% subsidiary of the district, we can provide our services free of charge to the local economy. Together with our cooperation partners, we see ourselves as an important multiplier and are constantly making new contacts to solve individual problems.


Our services

at a glance

Advice for resident companies

Wirtschaftsförderung Südwestmecklenburg offers you more than just advice on your business projects. We can also provide you with profitable contacts, as we are in constant exchange with the authorities and companies in our district. We see ourselves as a networker committed to the success of solo self-employed, small and medium-sized enterprises in the region. WiFöG's permanent aim is to provide plausible answers to the current questions of founders, entrepreneurs and investors. Our friendly staff advise local businesses on funding opportunities for the expansion or conversion of locations. Of course, we also accompany you in situations where things are more turbulent and a clear way out of a predicament needs to be found. In addition, it is our goal that our efforts to secure skilled labour benefit the local companies. We are also happy to provide input if you need support in developing strategic projects.

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Beratung für ansässige Unternehmen

Funding advice

We will guide you safely to your goal with your business idea! We offer free advice on the current funding situation for your project. When it comes to implementing your business idea, our experienced staff will guide you safely through the jungle of possible contacts. If you wish, we can support you in decisive discussions with authorities, banks and other institutions. Based on our many years of experience, we will give you tips on how to best prepare for these appointments. We also actively support you in the selection of a suitable commercial or industrial area in our region. We thoroughly sound out which essential criteria the location should fulfil for your company. We will be happy to present the areas and your future neighbours to you on site. This way you can check whether the area meets your expectations. And after the foundation stone has been laid? Of course, we will then remain with you as an advisory body in all location-relevant matters.

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Site search

Are you looking for an office floor, a property or commercial space for your business? WiFöG will help you find the right location for your business in Southwest Mecklenburg free of charge. Simply arrange a non-binding meeting with our staff. At this meeting we will take the time to sound out your individual ideas and requirements. We not only ask the right questions, but also listen to you very carefully. After all, it is important to us to find the ideal space for your business. Once we know your requirements, we can offer you locations with excellent logistical conditions at top terms. There are numerous halls, offices, commercial buildings, retail spaces as well as special properties and forest land available in the 50 developed industrial estates in the district. We are also able to find suitable sites for you if your business involves a higher level of environmental impact. The best thing about all this: the Economic Development Agency accompanies you as your personal, dedicated contact person every step of the way.



Wirtschaftsförderung Südwestmecklenburg brings people together and paves the way for long-term success for businesses. Over the years, we have built up a large number of valuable cooperations in the region and earned the trust of ministries, administrations, agencies and banks. Through our strong network, founders, entrepreneurs and investors can only win because we know the direct routes to decision-makers and can therefore open the doors wide for discussions. This service does not cost you a cent, as WiFöG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ludwigslust-Parchim district. If you want to realise your ideas in our beautiful country, get in touch with us better today than tomorrow. If you wish, we will come with you to all important appointments with authorities and offices. Thanks to our support, you can be sure that you will make a good impression on the institutions in our county. So become part of our large network.

Support with foundation

Promoting the economic development of a region has many facets. One important factor is young, innovative companies, which is why we are happy to take you by the hand in your start-up. The first step towards your success is our start-up consultation, which we offer you free of charge, just like all the other steps. Together with partners from different fields, WiFöG pursues the goal of dynamic growth in which we cooperate in an unbureaucratic manner. For example, we cooperate with chambers, professional associations, offices and ministries. In this way, we have built up a powerful network over several years, which you can use for your business at any time. In addition, we have created powerful tools to combat the shortage of skilled workers. The digital commuter post, the seal for family-friendly employers and the Food Academy are among the tools that the Südwestmecklenburg Economic Development Corporation has been responsible for developing. However, they have only become so important in the context of cooperation.

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Securing skilled workers

With the LUP-O-MAT, the commuter post and the opportunity atlas, we are making a contribution to securing skilled labour in the region. Apply as a company for the family seal and set an example for the compatibility of family and work. Family-friendly employers have a better chance of attracting skilled workers and retaining them in the long term. Contact WiFöG for information on how to create a family-friendly working environment. We advise entrepreneurs on the extent to which family-friendliness and economic success can go together. Even small businesses have the opportunity to take various measures to reconcile their employees' working and private lives. After your application for the Family Seal, we will check with a jury whether your company meets all the requirements. If this is the case, companies can initially carry the seal for a period of three years and use it for their personnel marketing.

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