Fact 5: German SMEs invest to create more jobs

Corporate investment fuels growth and innovation – and consequently employment in terms of the national economy. Investing billions of euros, German SMEs are the motor of the German economy. The timeline below shows that after the financial and economic crisis of 2009, recovery set in the very next year.

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KfW-Mittelstandspanel 2012 (pdf, English, German)

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