Family businesses are owned by one or more families. © Fotolia/industrieblick

Family businesses – their defining characteristics

Family businesses make a huge contribution to the German economy and German industry, as employers and as tradition-conscious innovators.

Largest family firms earn every third Euro from exports

Financing of major family businesses is long-term, stable and independent

Germanys major family businesses

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Major family businesses expect benefits from TTIP

- Germany's major family businesses expect advantages for their own enterprise from the transatlantic free trade agreement TTIP. more

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