Germany once again the top investor nation
In the first half of 2015 the Austrian business location was particularly in demand by German companies. They accounted for 51 newly established companies or about 34 percent of all international investment projects in the first half of 2015, comprising an increase of 65 percent from the total of 31 German business location projects in the comparable prior-year period.
Uninterrupted influx of companies from Italy and CEE/SEE countries
The interest on the part of Italian companies is continuing. Italy remained the second most important investor nation, accounting for 17 new companies. Austria was just as attractive as a business location for CEE/SEE countries in the first half-year as in the previous year as indicated by the 33 companies from this group which set up business operations in Austria, the same number of firms as in the first half of 2014. Hungary was the top investor nation from the CEE/SEE region with seven investment projects, followed by Slovakia (6) and Russia (5).