Only an economic culture based on freedom, performance and self-responsibility can secure added value and opportunities for the future. The core task is the promotion and support of medium-sized entrepreneurs in all areas of economic activity. Our medium-sized enterprise culture is at a turning point. On the one hand it is clear that we need them more than ever before–for their innovative and growth potential. However, this also applies to their tax and duty payments, to which the state and society are legally dependent. We need the economic power of small and medium-sized enterprises more than ever. But the pressure is growing.