Business Survey before State Elections: Companies from Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate do comparatively well in the pandemic, but have varying levels of contentment

The latest report by the German Business Panel (GBP) at the University of Mannheim focuses on the success of companies from Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate in a nationwide comparison during the pandemic. Regional differences emerge among both – the crisis winners and the crisis losers.

Companies in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate have managed the crisis better than most other German federal states, with their profits dropping by 16 percent. Only companies in Schleswig-Holstein (12 percent), Brandenburg (13 percent) and Thuringia (14 percent) did even better. At the tail end are Saarland (22 percent) and Saxony-Anhalt (25 percent). However, contentment with governmental policies in the southwest is only ranked in the middle compared to the rest of Germany.

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