Rostock County offers listed companies and new companies excellent location conditions. The position is particularly characterised by the proximity to the Hanseatic City of Rostock, an excellent infrastructure, an environment that is worth living and working in as well as an investment-friendly climate with a large number of funding programmes at European, national and federal state level. All these aspects and more investment advantages indicate the potential of settling  in Rostock County.


  • Conveniently located area as regards transport facilities in the Baltic Sea Region with access to the markets in Eastern Europe
  • Efficient and relatively congestion free transport links
  • Quickly available real estate, business areas and industrial areas
  • Investment-friendly environment with a multitude of funding programmes
  • Qualified trainees
  • High standard of living
Der Landkreis Rostock


Rostock County is situated in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Northern Germany in close proximity to the Hanseatic City of Rostock, which is the economic centre of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The region has an excellent access to transport connections. The direct link to motorway A19 and A20 as well as the well-developed railway network ensure short transport distances and easy access. The Seaport Rostock provides companies with the possibility of seaborne transportation of goods and commodities. Furthermore the passenger and freight Airport Rostock-Laage, open 24 hours a day, is located in Laage.

The metropolis Berlin, Hamburg and Copenhagen are at a distance of under 200 km.


Total area:3422 km²
Cities and municipalities:116
Population density:62 inhabitants / km²
Companies:approx. 10000
Employees subject to compulsory social security contribution:67500

Status: 12/2018


Rostock County offers an interesting environment for science and research due to numerous research institutes and the proximity to the University of Rostock. A large number of innovation and start-up centres have settled in the region and have created good development opportunities for young companies. Numerous company networks and also research institutes strengthen the business location importantly.


Rostock County provide a wide range of educational and training offers. The University of the Hanseatic City of Rostock, the College for Public Administration, Police Training and Administration of Law in Güstrow as well as renowned research institutes and numerous vocational schools in the region train highly qualified professionals. They work closely together with the regional companies and research institutes and play an important role in recruitment of qualified staff and for business start-ups. Due to the exiting economy and education structures the Rostock Region has a good manpower potential. It is an attractive working and residential location with influx of workforce and a high willingness to commute.


There are numerous funding programmes in order to make start-ups, investment projects of existing companies and settlements more attractive. These are launched by the European Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal states. You can find the most important funding programmes here: