Many companies in the German textile and fashion industry are experiencing dramatic drops in sales. The corona crisis is already killing a large part of the mostly medium-sized companies. Traditional brands and family businesses in the clothing industry are just as hard hit as manufacturers of technical textiles or automotive suppliers.
As part of the Federal Government's Digital Agenda 2014 to 2017, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy has launched the "Mittelstand 4.0 - Digital Production and Work Processes" funding initiative. The aim of this initiative is to support small and medium-sized enterprises on their way to digital transformation.
Ingeborg Neumann was elected to the top committee of the Association of Berlin Merchants and Industrialists at the general meeting. The decision-making network builds bridges between established companies and the start-up economy and promotes ideas and exchange.