Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region

The Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region is the model region for cooperative federation in the intersection of the three federal states Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. Advantages are a very innovative economy, an excellent science and research sector as well as highest quality of life. Further preferences of the location are the cosmopolitan people, the centrality of the region to the main traffic flows of Europe and a superior infrastructure. As one of the seven greatest conurbations in Germany the region provides everything regarding culture, sports, leisure time and regeneration. Together with Munich and Berlin the region is among the three leading life science locations in Germany.

  • 146,000 enterprises (2012) with more than 860,000 employees (2014)
  • Gross value added nearly 72,1 billion € (2012)
  • Outstanding infrastructure enables a quick access to regional, national, international and global markets
  • Export quota of almost 57 per cent of the products all over the world
  • 22 universities, colleges and universities of cooperative education with about 85,000 students
  • High research density: From the Max-Planck-Institute to the German Cancer Research Center - the research facilities have an excellent international reputation.