Government Agencies in MA and Germany Providing Support to Businesses

In Massachusetts

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
3 Copley Place, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.369-4913

One of eight German Consulates in the US, in addition to the German Embassy in Washington, DC.   Provides Consular services for Visa, Passport, and Legal issues, and Germany-related news and events in their area of jurisdiction which covers Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Provides information on traveling, studying, and doing business in Germany.

Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment  (MOITI)
10 Park Plaza
Suite 4510
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-973-8650

Massachusetts’ primary international business development agency charged with promoting trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts and around the world.  The office is dedicated to building successful international collaborations and partnerships essential to bringing new economic opportunities and investments to the Commonwealth.


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MassDevelopment offers financing and real estate solutions to support companies and nonprofits, increase housing, eliminate blight, and drive economic growth across Massachusetts. They help these audiences:

  • Businesses (Helping companies expand, modernize, and relocate)
  • Developers (Making the difference at every stage of development)
  • Housing (Raising expectations, from predevelopment to construction)
  • Manufacturers (Helping companies expand, modernize, and relocate)
  • Municipalities (Eliminating blight, revitalizing downtowns, creating opportunities)
  • Nonprofits (Working with nonprofits to upgrade, renovate, and expand)
101 Walnut Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: (617) 924-4600

Massachusetts’ private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth. Deploying on-the-ground services since its founding in 1993, MassEcon works to ensure that business stays, grows, and thrives in the Commonwealth. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization.

Massachusetts Export Resource Center

A one-stop online resource on exporting. Includes on-demand training modules, videos guides, workbooks, templates and  practical information to help your business grow and take advantage of international opportunities.

Massachusetts Housing & Economic Development

State agency charged with helping businesses find their way through the many agencies and potential resources for assistance.

Boston Redevelopment Authority

One City Hall, Ninth Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02201

Working with Boston’s neighborhoods, BRA plans Boston’s future while respecting its past.  By guiding physical, social, and economic change in Boston’s neighborhoods.

U.S. Department of Commerce  / Middletown Export Assistance Center

213 Court Street, Suite 903
Middletown, CT 06457    
Promotes U.S. exports, especially among small and medium-sized enterprises; advances and protects U.S. commercial interests overseas; and attracts inward investment into the United States.

In Germany

Bundesagentur für Arbeit / Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV)

International Placement Services
Villemombler Str. 76
53123 Bonn

Jessica Breiholz, Virtuelles Welcome Center, E-mail:

Anton Zimmermann, Virtuelles Welcome Center, E-mail:

Gerald Schomann, Team Manager Incoming, E-mail:

Thomas Bücker, Adviser Executive Placement Services, E-mail:

One-stop-shopping for all your questions about working, living or studying in Germany. Areas such as health insurance, pension funds, salary, income tax, the economy, child care or individual job placement can be discussed with any of the agents. Applying for a job in a foreign country can be quite challenging–these government representatives can advise about seeking and finding a job in Germany with or without their active support, provide general information about the living and working conditions in Germany, language and visa requirements and the German labor market. You can also ask their assistance for looking at your CV, finding an employer, or go over documents together.

Consulate General of the United States

One of six Consulate Generals in Germany, in addition to the US Embassy in Berlin providing consular services for US citizens including visa, passport, legal, business, current news, events and resources.  Locations in Bremen | Duesseldorf | Frankfurt (Amerika Haus) | Hamburg | Leipzig | Munich

Germany Trade & Invest
Friedrichstraße 60
10117 Berlin
T.: +49 30 200 099-0

The economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The organization promotes Germany as a business and technology location and supports companies based in Germany with global market information, including publications and lists for sale.

iXPOS website supported by Germany Trade & Invest

A Service for Foreign Companies Interested in the German Market. The German Business Portal is the contact platform that steers all inquiries about Germany through the right channels. Our goal is to make Germany and its domestic market more transparent to foreign companies interested in Germany as a location for their businesses. The website was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and is updated and expanded regularly.

Foreign Agriculture Service

Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Provides trade contacts for German buyers looking for U.S. food and beverage products, market briefs to help U.S. firms enter and compete in the German food market, promotional materials for U.S. foods, a directory of American food suppliers in Europe, and trade show assistance for U.S. suppliers. The Foreign Agriculture Service is also responsible for agricultural trade issues such as agricultural policy, food aid and biotechnology.