It is one of the largest urban development projects in Germany: Since the early nineties, LEG has been transforming a 25-hectare former industrial site right next to the Erfurt Cathedral into a new neighbourhood where people live, work, experience culture and spend their free time.
At 439 hectares, it is the largest industrial zone in Thuringia. LEG has been developing the “Erfurter Kreuz” since 2005 and has attracted world-class companies, including the world's largest battery cell manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and N3 Engine Overhaul Services, a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce.
The Free State of Thuringia is characterised in particular by a very small-scale settlement structure. Consequently, one of LEG Thüringen's central tasks is to support municipalities in sustainable and forward-looking urban development. One example of LEG's work is the urban development of Zeulenroda-Triebes in eastern Thuringia.
Since 2011, the Thüringer Agentur Für Fachkräftegewinnung [Thuringian Agency for the Recruitment of Skilled Employees], a division of LEG, has organised the Thuringia academix career fair. Young skilled employees, students, graduates and young professionals from all over Thuringia come here to meet employers who present their companies and their job and internship offers.
Successfully manoeuvring Thuringian municipalities and districts through the energy transition and using their potential for climate protection and energy savings in a targeted and sustainable manner – this is an important task of ThEGA. The various services offered by the State Energy Agency specifically address the needs of municipalities.
Saving valuable time and thus lives – this goal was supported by the Thuringia Digital Agency (DAT) as part of the Thuringian pilot project of the Digital Rescue Chain. The former pilot project is currently being expanded throughout Thuringia to include the ground-based rescue service, as well as the digital pre-registration of victims in emergency situations in the emergency rooms of hospitals in Thuringia.
The largest delegation ever headed by a Thuringian Minister President visited Vietnam and Singapore in April 2019. Together with Bodo Ramelow, over 100 participants from the fields of business, science and politics travelled to the two South-East Asian countries.
One of the core tasks of LEG Thüringen's Thuringian Cluster Management is to initiate and support R&D cooperation projects. This includes alliances that implement technological innovations and generate growth and employment. One project within this activity is the “smood–smart neighbourhood” growth core.