In the year 2006, ZEW had developed the Country Index for Family Enterprises on behalf of the Stiftung Familienunternehmen. The objective of this index is an international comparison of investment locations from the perspective of family enterprises. For this purpose, partial indicators have been developed covering the aspects taxation, employment costs, productivity and human capital, regulations, financing, infrastructure and institutions, as well as energy for 21 countries. Within the scope of this project, the index is updated for the sixth time.