Good prospects in interesting sectors

Hessen has one of the strongest economies in Germany, and it’s one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe with above-average labour productivity and a stable job market.

Both its geography and economy put it at the centre of Germany and Europe. People from over 190 different nations enjoy a high quality of life in one of the most international economic regions in Germany. Hessen is characterised by its cultural diversity, open-mindedness and togetherness in economic, professional and private life.

Major multinational companies form the backbone of Hessen’s economy, which is focused around a multi-faceted range of medium-sized companies. Hessen’s trademark is not only its diverse range of sectors, but also its high GDP, its qualified, motivated and highly-educated professionals, its secure economic environment, and an international space for trade and exhibitions.

Strong sectors

Hessen doesn’t just have a strong and booming service sector; its economic force is also generated by the automotive and supply industry, mechanical and industrial engineering, the metal and electrical industry, the chemical and pharmaceutical sector, biotechnology, medical technology, the mobility and logistics sector, information and communication technology, financial services, aerospace, tourism, environmental technology, areas like nursing, childcare and education, and lots more.

North Hessen’s particular strengths lie in its logistics, vehicle construction and energy technology. Central Hessen is especially strong in the fields of biotechnology, optics and medical technology. South Hessen is particularly characterised by its automotive industry, financial services, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and communication technology.

Extraordinary infrastructure

Hessen’s economy benefits from its central location and extraordinary infrastructure. Its status as a major European hub is consolidated by the fact that it boasts some of the most important motorway connections in Germany and the continent’s largest commercial airport and busiest train station in Frankfurt am Main.

The region’s qualified professionals, enthusiasm for research and entrepreneurial spirit – combined with its central location in Europe – all help to attract investments and are good reasons to live and work in Hessen. Communities and networks have formed across Hessen to generate new inspiration and innovation. Scientists, economists, institutes and companies exchange their ideas and create networks.