Ten good reasons

Rhineland-Palatinate, part of dynamic southwest Germany, is a region with high employment and an attractive investment climate. Next-door to France, Belgium, and Luxembourg and part of the Rhine-Main and Rhine-Neckar business hubs, Rhineland-Palatinate is outstandingly located for those poised to conquer markets.

Rhineland-Palatinate is a flourishing corporate neighborhood. Companies are either components of a strong industrial business and science environment, as is the case for the commercial vehicles industry, the metal, ceramic and plastic sector, and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries; or they work side by side with internationally successful, mostly mid-sized enterprises, in particular those in specialized environmental technologies. Companies are always rooted in the right environment.

Qualified employees are more important than ever. For this reason Rhineland-Palatinate pays special attention to professional training. More than 20 universities and research organizations continuously train new generations of workers. None of them charge tuition fees for undergraduate studies. Graduates of engineering schools and the dual-training system (combined schooling and on-the-job training designed to deliver skills and master craftsmen for the workforce) enjoy an enviable reputation throughout the world.

Research institutions and universities spark innovations. Technology centers provide an ideal platform for launching new companies. To consolidate the innovative resources in the state, business and science work closely together and continually surpass one another to achieve top performance. The shortest-path principle applies in earnest.

Rhineland-Palatinate makes access to broadband available throughout the state.  Today – with 98 % - the ratio of people from Rhineland-Palatinate accessing the internet through broadband connection is disproportionately high. To further accelerate this momentum of innovation and growth which is connected with the availability of broadband connection, building up of broadband high-speed networks within the state will continue even over the next few years.

A successful mix of large and medium-sized companies from across the business spectrum make Rhineland-Palatinate an above-average performer among European regions. This is complemented by the professional support for entrepreneurs and start-ups through attractive funding opportunities and good conditions. The quality of life also speaks for Rhineland-Palatinate: Here, investors and their families find everything they need for success at work and a family-friendly life.

A mere knock on the door is the fastest and easiest way to make progress for Rhineland-Palatinate entrepreneurs and investors. There is nothing to stop you from sitting down with mayors, district administrators, or ministers for a personal discussion. People know and support each other, and join in to find solutions. It is not surprising that Rhineland-Palatinate can make the impossible possible.

Air, rail, road, and waterways serve world markets. Thanks to an excellent highway system, fast access to four airports (Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Hahn, Koeln/Bonn and Saarbruecken) as well as ultra-fast trains destined for German and European metropolitan areas and business hubs, Rhineland-Palatinate is truly well connected. And then there’s the Rhine, of course — Europe’s most important waterway.

Rhineland-Palatinate accents the joys of life – in every respect. Wines from Germany’s No. 1 wine-producing state enjoy international critical acclaim from juries and, above all, consumers. Culture is ingrained in the scenery. Visiting any of the state’s four UNESCO World Heritage Sites makes for an unforgettable experience.

It is no wonder that Rhineland-Palatinate ranks among the most popular vacation destinations in Germany. It is truly a wonderful place to live and work.

In Rhineland-Palatinate we think and act as Europeans – no wonder considering our location. Elementary schools teach the languages of adjacent countries. We are open to the world and fascinated in people of different national backgrounds. Corporate managers can feel assured that their employees’ families in Rhineland-Palatinate will have at their disposal outstanding childcare services and all-day schooling.