The southwest of Germany is an important location for the cultural and creative industries. Besides the film industry, the art market and design industry, the advertising market, the publishing industry and the software and games industry are large signboards of Baden-Wuerttemberg's creative sector.
The cultural and creative industries are a diverse sector, to which the sub-sectors music industry, book market, art market, film industry, radio industry, performing arts market, design business, architecture market, media market, advertising market and the software / games industry are.
In the Federal comparing cultural and creative industries in Baden-Wuerttemberg are set up above-average and a driver of innovation for the knowledge-based information and service economy. Here around 220,000 people in 30,000 enterprises generate sales volume of around 22 billion euros. Based on the total economy of the state, the number of self-employed and companies in the cultural and creative industries is nearly 7 percent.
A comparison with other sectors in Baden-Wuerttemberg makes clear that the cultural and creative industries have become a relevant size. In sectoral comparison they are in the number of social insurance contributions almost at the same level of the credit and insurance industry and significantly higher than those in the chemical industry, including the pharmaceutical industry.
The cultural and creative industries are well represented in Baden-Wuerttemberg in all regions. A focus might only be pointed out in the regions Stuttgart and Rhein-Neckar.
In form of the "creative industries Network Baden-Wuerttemberg", the country provides a platform that promotes cross-industry exchange, advises creative start-ups and young companies and connects key players in a network.