In the international competition between metropolitan regions, the FrankfurtRheinMain region is one of the major hubs of globalisation and is one of the strongest-growing business locations. Research and knowledge-intensive industrial sectors enjoy ideal conditions, as do the finance, mobility, logistics and the creative industries. As a centre for IT services and technology, FrankfurtRheinMain is superbly positioned. There is no better location for reaching customers throughout Europe and the world market. Companies from a wide range of industries find ideal conditions here for succeeding in their business.
A Region on the Move. The FrankfurtRheinMain region’s excellent infrastructure is a crucial competitive advantage, making it the perfect location for any company seeking to expand in Europe. Industries that place importance on efficient links to markets around the world are very well-positioned. An international orientation and global linkages based on an outstanding infrastructure are a long-standing tradition in FrankfurtRheinMain. Here companies work globally connected, which makes them innovative and efficient.
Where the World feels at Home. When looking to attract investors, infrastructure is only one of many good reasons for coming here. Its infrastructure coupled with proximity to markets and a superior quality of life – all these are reasons why internationally active companies move to FrankfurtRheinMain. Highly qualified employees in a wide variety of industries make the region additionally attractive and competitive.
Eric Menges has been CEO of FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH since March 2013, having previously worked as Vice President for four years. Born in Frankfurt, he graduated in Business Administration and gained international experience working in France, Australia and England. He then worked for ten years as Executive Director for the Frankfurt-based European office of the Investment and Trade Promotion Department of the Australian State of Victoria.
The quality of life in FrankfurtRheinMain is often underestimated. It is characterised by lively urban centres and rural areas which make it unique. It is also cosmopolitan and international, with people from all over the world living side by side. Multinational companies find ideal conditions for their employees. Numerous international schools and kindergardens make family-life easy and convenient for highly qualified employees posted to FrankfurtRheinMain. The region’s frequently cited advantages include its short distances, its comparatively affordable cost of living and unique quality of life.
FrankfurtRheinMain’s life style never ceases to surprise visitors. The best example of this was the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Even today, football fans from all over the world still rave about the openness, variety and internationality they experienced in Frankfurt and the surrounding region. In short, the FrankfurtRheinMain region is not only a good place to do business, it is also a great place to live.
Many Partners, One Voice. The FrankfurtRheinMain region can only keep up with international competition if it presents and promotes itself with one voice; this led to the formation of FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH International Marketing of the Region in 2005. Cities, counties as well as regional and industry associations joined forces under the auspices of a location marketing company and since then have subordinated their own international presence to the joint brand “FrankfurtRheinMain – Become a part of it”. Having agreed on a common brand and a unified strategy, the region is now represented internationally with offices in Shanghai, Chicago and Poona (India). Foreign Investment enquiries are managed centrally through FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH.
Good Reasons for Investing in FrankfurtRheinMain:
– an excellent logistics infrastructure
– first-class links to markets in Europe and the rest of the world
– Frankfurt is the financial centre on the European continent
– highly qualified and skilled technical and professional staff
– a research and scientific centre
– high purchasing power
– a wide variety of industries with a large number of innovative medium-sized companies and world market leaders
– internationality is a matter of everyday life in the region
– a leading location for trade fairs and conferences
and last but not least: its often underestimated quality of life.