Frankfurt is in the heart of Europe and one of the most important European metropolitan areas in Germany. Thru the location of the region in Europe it has a very good infrastructure like the international airport, which is good for companies and population. As well the attractive of this area is the high economic potential. The economy in this metropolitan area is focused internationally. It has high industry diversity with a lot of high technology companies, Universities and research institutes.
The region Rhine-Main includes Aschaffenburg, Darmstadt, Frankfurt on the Main, Fulda, Gießen-Friedberg, Hanau-Gelnhausen-Schlüchtern, Limburg, Rheinhessen, Offenbach on the Main and Wiesbaden. By an area of 14.755 square kilometers are over 5.5 million people located. This gives a density of 375 inhabitants per square kilometers. In the metropolitan area with the seven main cities live 1.537 inhabitants per square kilometers.
The region has with 179 million gross values added 8.4 percent of the German economy. In the sector service it is 9.1 percent. And this gets generate in an area of 4.1 percent of Germany and 6.8 percent of the population.
In the Rhine-main region are two million persons with work. In the tertiary sector (trade, hotels and restaurants, transport, storage and communication andother services) works in the area 1.5 million persons. This corresponds toa share of over75 percentof allemployees.
Wirtschaftsbereich 30.06.2007 30.06.2008 30.06.2009* 30.06.2010
Verarbeitendes Gewerbe 385.954 387.57 3 356.006 346.747
Dienstleistungen für Unternehmen 350.498 371.291 314.598 331.004
Handel 295.346 298.474 301.961 297.671
Verkehr und Telekom 160.560 164.973 233.591 231.631
Kredit + Versicherungen 135.475 134.075 138.823 137.223
Baugewerbe 91.256 91.189 95.782 96.671
Gastgewerbe 58.116 59.036 62.234 62.747
Bergbau, Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft 18.038 20.971 29.633 30.260
Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Fischerei 13.890 14.129 7.387 7.771
Öffentl. Verwaltung, sonst. 461.152 463.504 465.719 479.404
öffentl. u. persönl. Dienstleistungen
Sonstige – – 2.767 2.100
Beschäftigte insgesamt 1.970.285 2.005.215 2.008.501 2.023.229
2011 wasa good yearfor companiesin the MetropolitanRegionFrankfurtRhineMain.Sales haverisen thisyear,the order booksare full,and employmentis rising. But the crisis in Europe and the uncertain outlook for the global economy dim the prospects for growth in 2012. Nevertheless it is still expected, that there are additional jobs emerge in the region. It is currentlyexpectinganeconomygrowthof 3percentin2011 andaround 1.1percentin 2012. According to the calculations therewill be in 2011about 2.5percent orabout 50,000new jobscreated. In the coming year the expectations are not as good as before, but still around 1 percent or 20.000 new jobs created. So in the End of 2012 will be more than2.1 million people employed in this region. This is the highest employment level in 20 years.
The forecast is under subject.