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Wirtschaftsstandort Rheinland-Pfalz

Europe’s top location

Rheinland-Pfalz, 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, Rheinland-Pfalz is outstandingly located for those poised to conquer markets.
Strong industries

Rheinland-Pfalz 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.
First-rate company manpower

Qualified employees are more important than ever. For this reason Rheinland-Pfalz 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.
Innovation through cooperation

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.
Broadband service everywhere

Rheinland-Pfalz makes access to broadband available throughout the state.  Today – with 98 % - the ratio of people from Rheinland-Pfalz 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.
Excellent operating base with growth perspectives

A successful mix of large and medium-sized companies from across the business spectrum make Rheinland-Pfalz 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 Rheinland-Pfalz: Here, investors and their families find everything they need for success at work and a family-friendly life.
International transport connections

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, Rheinland-Pfalz is truly well connected. And then there’s the Rhine, of course — Europe’s most important waterway.
Quality of life in enthralling surroundings

Rheinland-Pfalz 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 Rheinland-Pfalz ranks among the most popular vacation destinations in Germany. It is truly a wonderful place to live and work.
Welcome home

In Rheinland-Pfalz 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 Rheinland-Pfalz will have at their disposal outstanding childcare services and all-day schooling.

(Source:, 2020)

Daten und Fakten

4 085 000
19 858 km²
149,15 Mrd. EUR
59,89 Mrd. EUR
4,3 %
Arbeitskosten im produzierenden Gewerbe⁶: 
38,15 EUR/h
Arbeitskosten im Dienstleistungsgewerbe⁷: 
30,82 EUR/h

Lage in Deutschland




1) Einwohnerzahl: "Bevölkerung - Einwohnerzahl der Bundesländer in Deutschland am 31. Dezember 2018",, 2020
2) Fläche: "Fläche der deutschen Bundesländer (in Quadratkilometern) zum 31. Dezember 2018",, 2020
3) Bruttoinlandprodukt: "Exportquote im Bundesländervergleich 2018",, 2020
4) Exportvolumen: "Exportquote im Bundesländervergleich 2018",, 2020
5) Arbeitslosenquote:, Januar 2020
6) Arbeitskosten im produzierenden Gewerbe: "Arbeitskosten im Bundesvergleich 2016",, 2020
7) Arbeitskosten im Dienstleistungsgewerbe: "Arbeitskosten im Bundesvergleich 2016",, 2020