The 10-year struggle to get BMW to establish a plant in Leipzig has paid off. The car factory has brought more than 10,000 jobs to the region and more than 70 million € in tax revenue. This is the result of a study the plant manager Manfred Erbacher presented yesterday at the 5th Birthday of the plant. In 2007, Finance Professor Thomas Lenk, from the University of Leipzig (and active CONOSCOPE partner) and his team (consisting of inomic GmbH, UniLeipzig and the UniHalle) have examined the impact on the region of Leipzig in three phases- before, during construction of the plan and after it was in service. A one-time effect due to the plant's construction resulted in about 4,800 full-time jobs for three years. Local companies received orders for more than 700 million €. By contrast, the 650 million € value added and the 70 million € in additional tax revenue have recurring effects, said Lenk.