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Hessen – Germany’s most international economic region

Hessen has a central position in Germany and Europe, both geographically and economically. It has the strongest economy of all the German federal states and the highest labour productivity of any German economic region. A GDP of around €71,800 per economically active person shows that nowhere is investment per employee higher than in Hessen.

An export ratio of 52% puts Hessen way above the federal average.  The Rhine-Main region, where over 80% of gross value added is generated, is Hessen’s economic heart. Accounting for over 75%, the service sector makes the largest contribution. As a transport hub, trade fair venue and financial centre, Frankfurt ranks among the top ten economic regions in Europe and the world. Hessen is also a leader among international business locations for high quality of life. People of more than 180 nationalities make for cultural diversity, a cosmopolitan outlook, a vibrant society and shared activities in education, professional life and leisure.HESSEN IS THE ADOPTIVE HOME OF 20,000 SPANISH CITIZENS.

Hessen has made good use of its central location in the middle of Germany and developed a transport infrastructure unequalled in Europe.  First among a string of European superlatives is Frankfurt Airport. Handling roughly 2.2 million tonnes of freight and 56.4 million passengers every year, it is one of the world’s leading intermodal transport hubs, located in the centre of Europe and featuring excellent global connections. All important destinations can be reached several times daily – more than 300 flight destinations in 110 countries, around 4600 global connections every week and a hub for more than 110 airlines. This places Germany’s largest airport among the top ten in the world for freight and passenger flights.

The city’s only major airport is directly integrated into the European high-speed rail network by its own mainline station. All European north-south and east-west connections intersect in the airport’s immediate vicinity – at the Autobahnkreuz Frankfurt, Germany’s busiest section of motorway.

The statistics for Frankfurt’s central station are just as impressive. Handling 350,000 travellers per day, it is one of Germany’s most significant stations by size and capacity, and the most important rail hub in the country. From here, Intercity-Express trains reach most economic centres in Germany and Europe within a few hours.

Largest airport and busiest station; seamlessly interlinking air and rail connections; a central location at the intersection of Germany’s most important motorways – convincing arguments for Hessen as a business location.

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