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Heilbronn-Franken

Located in the northeast of Baden-Wuerttemberg and covering an area of 4,765 square kilometres, the Heilbronn-Franken region is the largest region in Baden-Wuerttemberg. It is part of the European metropolitan region of Stuttgart and has the highest density of world market leaders among all regions across Germany measured against their number of inhabitants. With regard to the dynamic of its innovation process, Heilbronn-Franken has experienced an outstanding development and holds a considerable lead compared to the other regions of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Highest density of world market leaders

Covering an area of 4,765 square kilometres, the Heilbronn-Franken region is the largest region in Baden-Wuerttemberg and counts about 887,400 inhabitants. It is located north of Stuttgart between Neckar and Main and represents an economically strong part of the European metropolitan region Stuttgart. Compared to Baden-Wuerttemberg as a whole, the region's economy shows an above-average proportion of manufacturing industries. Consequently, the share of the entire services sector, including corporate services, is lower than the federal state's average.

The region's industry is the result of a historical development and covers a broad spectrum. Measured against the number of its inhabitants, the region of Heilbronn-Franken offers the highest density of world market leaders in Germany. Given the high share of employees working in cluster companies, Heilbronn-Franken is also considered an exemplary cluster-region.

The most important sectors (by the number of jobs liable for social insurance contributions excluding commerce, the construction and the public sector):

  • the metal industry including mechanical engineering and the manufacture of fabricated metal products
  • automotive engineering including suppliers
  • the food industry including food and animal feed production as well as
  • information services

Compared to the other regions, the innovation strength of Heilbronn-Franken occupies a middle ranking position. Although the region's innovative performance is below average according to the level index, Heilbronn-Franken represents the strongest region with respect to an active innovation development - clearly ahead of all other regions. Important locations for research and development are Abstatt, Untergruppenbach and Hardthausen-Lampoldshausen.

 

 

Innovation Index of the region*
Overall index31,0 %federal state 38,8 %
  • Level index
26,0 %federal state 36,5 %
  • Development index
45,8 %federal state 45,8 %

 

Share of the employment in the different sectors**
Manufactoring 42,9 %federal state 36,2 %
Services 56,5 %federal state 63,3 %
  • commercial sector
14,7 %federal state 13,3 %
  • corporate services
11,1 %federal state 12,5 %
  • transport
4,0 %federal state 4,1 %

*Statistical State Office of Baden-Wuerttemberg 2015

**Statistic of Employment of the Federal Employment Agency 2015

Heilbronn-Franken
Contact person
Wirtschaftsregion Heilbronn-Franken GmbH
Dr. Andreas Schumm
Weipertstraße 8-10
74076 Heilbronn
Phone:
+ 49 7131 7669-860
Fax:
+ 49 7131 7669-869
Email:
a.schumm(at)heilbronn-franken(dot)com
WWW:
http://www.heilbronn-franken.com/

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Membered cluster initiatives

AutomotiveDIALOG Wirtschaftsraum Heilbronn

Der AutomotiveDIALOG ist das Netzwerk für die Automobilzulieferer im Wirtschaftsraum Heilbronn. Full screen
Contact:
Martin Schunkert
Phone:
+49 7131 7669-702
Fax:
+49 7131 7669-709
Email:
schunkert(at)wfgheilbronn(dot)de

KunststoffDIALOG Wirtschaftsraum Heilbronn

Im KunststoffDIALOG sind 38 Akteure der Kunststoffbranche im Wirtschaftsraum Heilbronn organisiert. Die Mitgliederwerden in den Bereichen Strategie, Marketing, Effizienz und Innovation unterstützt. Full screen
Contact:
Daniela Adelhelm
Phone:
+49 7131 7669-702
Fax:
+49 7131 7669-709
Email:
adelhelm(at)wfgheilbronn(dot)de

MetallDIALOG Wirtschaftsraum Heilbronn

Im MetallDIALOG sind 45 Akteure der Metallbranche im Wirtschaftsraum Heilbronn organisiert. Die Mitgliederwerden insbesondere in den Bereichen Strategie, Marketing, Effizienz und Innovation unterstützt. Full screen
Contact:
Patrick Dufour
Phone:
+49 7131 7669-700
Fax:
+49 7131 7669-709
Email:
dufour(at)wfgheilbronn(dot)de

Modell Hohenlohe – Netzwerk für betrieblichen Umweltschutz und nachhaltiges Wirtschaften e. V.

Das Unternehmensnetzwerk Modell Hohenlohe fördert das nachhaltige Wirtschaften und Umweltbewusstsein in den Unternehmen und bietet eine Plattform zum Informations-und Expertenaustausch. Full screen
Contact:
Monica Hack
Phone:
+49 7942 94588-33
Fax:
+49 7941 64630-29
Email:
m.hack(at)modell-hohenlohe(dot)de

Packaging Valley Germany e. V.

Packaging Valley vernetzt über 40 Unternehmen aus der Verpackungsindustrie mit dem Schwerpunkt Verpackungsmaschinenbau in der Region Heilbronn-Franken und betreibt ein gemeinsames VR-Center mit Showroom. Full screen
Contact:
Martin Buchwitz
Phone:
+49 791 5801-22
Fax:
+49 791 5801-13
Email:
martin.buchwitz(at)packaging-valley(dot)com