The metropolitan region
“Around 160.000 companies make the Rhine-Neckar region one of Germany's economic engines. Ten of the 100 strongest listed companies are based here. In addition to global corporations such as BASF, SAP, Roche, HeidelbergCement, KSB and Fuchs Petrolub, the region is home to many medium-sized companies, hidden champions and innovative start-ups.
The economy in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is characterized by a healthy, future-oriented mix of industries. The focus is on:
Plant and mechanical engineering, automotive, chemistry, information technology, energy, biotechnology, life sciences and health. Companies from Rhein-Neckar occupy top national or international positions in all industries. "
(Source: https://www.m-r-n.com/zahlen-und-fakten )
In addition to a large number of research and scientific institutions, the region has an excellent infrastructure, a diverse range of cultural and leisure activities, but also numerous offers for the startup scene.