German American Business Outlook 2018

The German American Business Outlook (GABO) measures the satisfaction of German companies with the United States as an investment location and takes on a different topical angle each year.  

For the eighth consecutive year, the German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs), in cooperation with the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) and KPMG, surveyed over 2,500 German subsidiaries in the United States to assess their economic outlook.


Download the 2018 GABO brochure here

German Companies Continue to Grow, Hire and Invest

  • 100% of German companies surveyed expect growth for their business next year.

  • 92% of surveyed companies rate attracting a skilled workforce as an important factor which needs to be addressed by the US administration.

  • 11% of the participating companies plan to expand their businesses in 2018 through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), up from a steady 7-8% from 2015 to 2017.


Nils Schaede
Director, Marketing &

Tel.: +1 (312) 494-2169
E-Mail: schaede(at)