History

The history of the Gewerbepark Breisgau begins at the dawn of the 1950s  when the French Air Force built an airfield on the land. From 1968 to 1993, the 51st Reconnaissance Wing 'Immelmann' of the German Air Force was stationed here.

During the 40 years of constant military use of the land, agriculture was not possible  and only the meadows around the runway were mowed. Over time, numerous plant species and many protected animals, including rare bird species, settled here.

When the military base closed on 1st October 1994, twelve local municipalities formed the  Zweckverband Gewerbepark Breisgau (joint association Gewerbepark Breisgau). The aim was to develop a regional, intercommunal business area where nature conservation also plays a role.

July 1997 saw the joint association form the Breisgau Business Park GmbH, which took care of marketing, renting and selling the properties, and managing the land.
 Since then, much progress has been made to enhance the appeal of the Breisgau Business Park location. In June 1997, the special airfield went into operation, catering for business and sports aircraft. A year later, Gewerbepark Breisgau was connected to the public transport network and an industrial railway siding has been back in action since the summer of 1999.