10 Reasons for choosing Krems

1. Emerging business location

Over the past decades, Krems has developed from a small town dominated by agriculture into an international centre for research, education and innovation. The high quality of life, top educated employees and its proximity to Vienna are decisive arguments for the establishment of many new companies in Krems.

2. Enthusiasm for innovation

As a university city, Krems is the breeding ground for top innovations from many fields such as tourism, medicine and biotechnology. Krems has been voted Austria's most sustainable city serveral times in recent years. In the areas of demographics, economy and innovation, quality of life and labour market, Krems ranks among the top cities in Austria. 

3. A business-friendly city

The strucutre as a small city allows for short distances and personal solutions. Together with the responsible authorities and boards such as the Chamber of Commerce, optimal business-friendly solutions can be found. 

4. Infrastructure and port

The attractive location in the heart of Europe, the short distance to Vienna and the efficient transport logistics and costs all speak for Krems. The most important European traffic routes can be reached optimally from Krems. In addition to road and rail, the Danube with the port at Krems is a central, sustainable and cost-effective transport route. The Krems port is one of the few in Austria to offer companies full trimodality (road-rail-water) and is professionally handled by the internationally active logistics service provider RHENUS. 

High bandwiths in data transmission are ensured by an extensive fibre optic and 5G network.

5. Qualified work force

Important international educational institutions are located in Krems. Apprenticeship programmes and university education have the highest priority in Krems. There are also further educational institutions and numerous companies offering opportunities for apprenticeships and training in the area surrounding Krems.

6. Customer proximity and short distances

Krems has a direct catchment area of approximately 250 000 people. Short and high-quality transport routes make Krems attractive not only for visitors but also for employees.

7. Culture and quality of life

Krems has already repeatedly been awarded the title of city with the  highest quality of life in Austria. International cultural hotspots such as Lower Austria Provincial Gallery, numerous schools and universities, the university hospital, a considerable number of award-winning restaurants and wine-growing establishments, recreational areas close to natur, the Danube promenade, etc... are just a few reasons for Krems to be seen as one of the highest quality residential and business locations in Europe. 

8. Education and campus

22 schools and 5 universities and colleges are located in Krems. 

You can find all information about Krems as a city of education here.

9. Successful industrial companies

In the region of Krems, there are suppliers, cooperation partners and sales markets from a wide variety of industries. Clusters and industry networks enable companies to achieve a high degree of specialization and also make you stronger in international competition. 

10. Professional support for site searches

With the Liegenschaftsamt Krems (Local authority real estate office) as well as with the Stadtmarketing Krems (Krems city marketing), there are two competent contacts at your disposal for the location search. If you are interested in a business location in Krems, please do not hesitate to contact us.