The Metropolitan Region Rhein-Neckar counts among the 11 metropolitan regions in Germany. The region is a “cross-border” region, situated in three federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. With its 2,4 million inhabitants, the region is a major economic centre, located in the Rhine-Alpine Corridor with best connectivity and accessibility means. The region is home of 146,000 companies and 22 universities. The export rate is above German average, due to global players such as BASF, SAP, Mercedes, etc. The main strengths of the region include the extensive exchange between scientific research and the production industry.
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