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Comparison of locations

Use our Location Analysis to identify the most appropriate business location for your location expansion, relocation or start-up. You can use the various filter criteria to select the location factors relevant to your project.

More information about the location analysis

Location analysis is typically executed when setting up a business, in the context of location expansions or relocations. It is the attempt to identify the most appropriate business location for the planned project based on individual corporate requirements. Due to the high complexity and long-term impact, location decisions are not only one of the most important but also one of the most difficult business challenges. Therefore, a careful location analysis is of crucial importance.

The realisation of a location analysis is generally operated by the use of so-called scoring models. Traditional approaches of scoring models can be distinguished between profile method and utility analysis. The profile method starts with a listing of relevant location factors for the intended project. Then, profiles are created for each potential business locations assessing identified location factors in terms of their characteristics. The location with the highest total score results as the most appropriate one. In addition to the assessment, the utility analysis includes a weighting of location factors in terms of their importance for the company. Assessment and weighting then are summarised in so-called part-worth utilities. The business location with the highest part-worth utility is the most appropriate site.

These traditional approaches of location analysis involve a major drawback. The selection of potential business locations is mostly based on experience or selective analyses. A consideration of all potential business locations does not apply. Besides, provider of location analysis software programs create their analysis usually only for locations that are demanded by the client. The problem is that companies usually don’t know for which location they should buy an expensive location analysis. In fact, the difficulty and actual effort of a location analysis rely on the consolidation of data and the comparison of location factors across different business locations. At this point the location analysis of My Business Location comes into play. This location analysis provides the possibility to filter, sort and compare registered business locations according to your most relevant location factors, leading to the most appropriate business location for your individual project.

Business location Bundesland, Kreis Einwohnerzahl Comparison of locations
Wilhelmshaven
  • Lower Saxony
  • Urban municipality
79 181
Bad Driburg
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Höxter
18 538
Pößneck
  • Thuringia
  • District Saale-Orla-Kreis
12 500
Hattersheim am Main
  • Hesse
  • District Main-Taunus-Kreis
28 459
Colditz
  • Saxony
  • District Leipzig
8 752
Rudolstadt
  • Thuringia
  • District Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
22 667
Warburg
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Höxter
23 290
Neubrandenburg
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • District Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
65 175
Trier
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Urban municipality
110 170
Niedereschach - Dauchingen - Deißlingen
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
15 450
Stadecken-Elsheim
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • District Mainz-Bingen
5 000
Blankenfelde-Mahlow
  • Brandenburg
  • District Teltow-Fläming
28 197
Lingen (Ems)
  • Lower Saxony
  • District Emsland
56 089
Nordhorn
  • Lower Saxony
  • District Grafschaft Bentheim
54 720
Meckenheim
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
26 086
Reinheim
  • Hesse
  • District Darmstadt-Dieburg
16 277
Barleben
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • District Börde
9 200
Büdingen
  • Hesse
  • District Wetteraukreis
22 000
Rostock
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Urban municipality
206 033
Pirmasens
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Urban municipality
40 416
Halberstadt
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • District Harz
40 000
Murrhardt
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Rems-Murr-Kreis
14 200
Heppenheim
  • Hesse
  • District Bergstraße
25 200
Greifswald
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • District Vorpommern-Greifswald
61 281
Oberursel (Taunus)
  • Hesse
  • District Hochtaunuskreis
45 000
Schöneck
  • Hesse
  • District Main-Kinzig-Kreis
12 000
Straelen
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Kleve
16 459
Marxzell
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Karlsruhe
5 231
Münchberg
  • Bavaria
  • District Hof
10 340
Blumberg
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
10 000
Treuen
  • Saxony
  • District Vogtlandkreis
8 037
Osterburg (Altmark)
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • District Stendal
10 076
Wertheim
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Main-Tauber-Kreis
22 777
Dülmen
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Coesfeld
47 000
Prien a. Chiemsee
  • Bavaria
  • District Rosenheim
10 400
Heiligenhafen
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • District Ostholstein
9 400
Bamberg
  • Bavaria
  • Urban municipality
71 465
Schleiden
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Euskirchen
13 361
Villingen-Schwenningen
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
84 460
Höchstädt a. d. Donau
  • Bavaria
  • District Dillingen a.d. Donau
6 701
Senftenberg
  • Brandenburg
  • District Oberspreewald-Lausitz
24 558
Weilheim i.OB
  • Bavaria
  • District Weilheim-Schongau
23 000
Ansbach
  • Bavaria
  • Urban municipality
40 010
Oelsnitz/Vogtl.
  • Saxony
  • District Vogtlandkreis
10 380
Nettetal
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Viersen
42 000
Pfullendorf
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Sigmaringen
13 100
Cloppenburg
  • Lower Saxony
  • District Cloppenburg
34 313
Saalfeld/Saale
  • Thuringia
  • District Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
25 041
Brandis
  • Saxony
  • District Leipzig
9 450
Rheinmünster
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Rastatt
6 825
Bad Säckingen
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Waldshut
17 036
Wismar
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • District Nordwestmecklenburg
42 906
Hagenow
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • District Ludwigslust-Parchim
12 176
Sigmaringen
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Sigmaringen
16 258
Boxberg/ Oberlausitz
  • Saxony
  • District Görlitz
4 500
Seligenstadt
  • Hesse
  • District Offenbach
22 918
Uhlstädt-Kirchhasel
  • Thuringia
  • District Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
5 950
Waiblingen
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Rems-Murr-Kreis
53 000
Rahden
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Minden-Lübbecke
17 000
Ludwigslust
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • District Ludwigslust-Parchim
12 700
Öhringen
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Hohenlohekreis
23 676
Esslingen am Neckar
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Esslingen
94 000
Altenstadt
  • Hesse
  • District Wetteraukreis
11 825
Pfungstadt
  • Hesse
  • District Darmstadt-Dieburg
25 000
Schwäbisch Hall
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Schwäbisch Hall
40 000
Laufenburg (Baden)
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Waldshut
8 843
Bad Kreuznach
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • District Bad Kreuznach
52 000
Maulbronn
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Enzkreis
6 500
Marktoberdorf
  • Bavaria
  • District Ostallgäu
18 500
Heek
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Borken
8 731
Parsberg
  • Bavaria
  • District Neumarkt i. d. OPf.
7 500
Bad Lippspringe
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Paderborn
16 685
Leutenbach
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Rems-Murr-Kreis
11 427
Bad Oeynhausen
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Minden-Lübbecke
52 452
Bubenreuth
  • Bavaria
  • District Erlangen-Höchstadt
4 600
Bad Krozingen
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
20 000
Bernau bei Berlin
  • Brandenburg
  • District Barnim
40 000
Paderborn
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Paderborn
148 024
Grünheide (Mark)
  • Brandenburg
  • District Oder-Spree
8 458
Senden
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Coesfeld
20 500
Bad Orb
  • Hesse
  • District Main-Kinzig-Kreis
10 000
Luckau
  • Brandenburg
  • District Dahme-Spreewald
9 590
Oberrot
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Schwäbisch Hall
3 620
Oranienburg
  • Brandenburg
  • District Oberhavel
45 438
Lippetal
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Soest
12 069
Merzig
  • Saarland
  • District Merzig-Wadern
30 000
Trebsen
  • Saxony
  • District Leipzig
3 857
Waldenburg - Kupferzell - Künzelsau
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Hohenlohekreis
24 355
Schönkirchen
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • District Plön
6 600
Markdorf
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Bodenseekreis
13 959
Prenzlau
  • Brandenburg
  • District Uckermark
19 110
Bützow
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • District Rostock
7 848
Schwedt/Oder
  • Brandenburg
  • District Uckermark
30 939
Mengerskirchen
  • Hesse
  • District Limburg-Weilburg
6 064
Treuchtlingen
  • Bavaria
  • District Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen
13 141
Hörselberg-Hainich
  • Thuringia
  • District Wartburgkreis
6 180
Kirchhundem
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Olpe
11 923
Crailsheim
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Schwäbisch Hall
34 000
Kröpelin
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • District Rostock
4 780
Meppen
  • Lower Saxony
  • District Emsland
36 000
Waldenbuch
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Böblingen
8 696
Neuendettelsau
  • Bavaria
  • District Ansbach
7 807
Bitburg
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • District Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm
14 149
Königs Wusterhausen
  • Brandenburg
  • District Dahme-Spreewald
37 679
Stühlingen
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Waldshut
5 300
Gunzenhausen
  • Bavaria
  • District Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen
16 390
Bad Münstereifel
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Euskirchen
18 500
Gronau (Westf.)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Borken
46 128
Cottbus
  • Brandenburg
  • Urban municipality
100 110
Schönebeck (Elbe)
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • District Salzlandkreis
33 000
Bayreuth
  • Bavaria
  • Urban municipality
74 738
Dahlem
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Euskirchen
4 253
Wenden
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Olpe
19 873
Böblingen
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Böblingen
50 155
Siegen
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Siegen-Wittgenstein
102 337
Friesenheim
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Ortenaukreis
13 000
Stollberg
  • Saxony
  • District Erzgebirgskreis
11 380
Nettersheim
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Euskirchen
7 489
Sinn
  • Hesse
  • District Lahn-Dill-Kreis
6 440
Mainz
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Urban municipality
212 000
Willingen (Upland)
  • Hesse
  • District Waldeck-Frankenberg
6 052
Bergneustadt
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Oberbergischer Kreis
19 701
Rellingen
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • District Pinneberg
14 665
Bad Wörishofen
  • Bavaria
  • District Unterallgäu
15 729
Seeland
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • District Salzlandkreis
9 000
Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Urban district Freiburg im Breisgau
222 000
Erbach im Odenwald
  • Hesse
  • District Odenwaldkreis
13 760
Alpen
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Wesel
12 979
Sontra - Herleshausen - Nentershausen
  • Hesse
  • District Werra-Meißner-Kreis
13 467
Künzelsau
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Hohenlohekreis
15 186
Muldestausee
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • District Anhalt-Bitterfeld
12 000
Ganderkesee
  • Lower Saxony
  • District Oldenburg
31 134
Mengen
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Sigmaringen
9 890
Bad Mergentheim
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • District Main-Tauber-Kreis
23 280
Oldenburg in Holstein
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • District Ostholstein
10 000
Westerkappeln
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • District Steinfurt
11 200
Bad Ems
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • District Rhein-Lahn-Kreis
9 348
Parchim
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • District Ludwigslust-Parchim
18 074