WIRtschaften 2040 - Wachstum, Wohlstand und Teilhabe (WEconomy 2040 - Growth, Welfare and Inclusion)
The Corona Crisis is not a current growth problem that we can simply sit out but an accelerator for the structural change that has affected the German economy even before the pandemic. Digitalization, globalization, demographic change and also the consequences of our immense consumption of natural resources are the driving forces of these changes. At the same time, the challenge of ensuring an inclusive society is growing. The changes will be fundamental and will affect all areas of the economy and society.
With this in mind, a total of six scenarios were developed which show how differently the current crisis as well as other factors and trends may affect Germany as a business location in the long term.