The No. 1 growth region in Baden-Württemberg


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The Heilbronn-Franken region has been the fastest-growing region in Baden-Württemberg over the last 30 years. Nowhere have sales, exports and business success grown as rapidly as in our region.




Prime location in the heart of Germany and Europe




The Heilbronn-Franken region combines a range of advantages, which one hardly encounters elsewhere in this concentration. The Heilbronn-Franken region is part of the Stuttgart metropolitan region and more than 3.2 million people live and work here. Situated at the heart of Europe's economic powerhouse, the region is an integral part of the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg, one of Germany's most economically successful Federal states. For this reason successful and far-sighted investors and business people focus on this region.





Area and inhabitants

Covering an area of 4,765.65 km² with around 900,000 inhabitants, the Heilbronn-Franken region is the largest of the twelve regions of Baden-Württemberg in terms of area. Population density is 184 per km² (average in Germany: 228), with the proportion of non-Germans at 9.9%.



The Heilbronn-Franken region, reflecting the success of Baden-Württemberg, is home to technological leaders from the mobility sector, well-known throughout the world, and is one of the leading locations for process technology and production engineering, including the core sectors of mechanical and plant engineering, electrical engineering/electronics, automation and information technology.


Baden-Württemberg is a state that looks to the future - Heilbronn-Franken is an extremely dynamic region. Since 1970 the Heilbronn-Franken region has experienced the highest population growth (+22.2%; state average: +4.7%) and employment growth (+36.4%; state average: +13.4%). 431,000 have jobs in this region and the unemployment rate has been below the state average for many years.


One of the youngest populations in Germany lives in the Heilbronn-Franken region, with an average age of 39.6 (national average: 40.8) and a live birth rate of 1.5 per female (national average: 1.35 per female).







A well-functioning infrastructure is a prerequisite for a dynamic economic region. As one of the most developed of the Federal states, Baden-Württemberg possesses a dense transport network for the transportation of goods and people. Those responsible for the Heilbronn-Franken region are constantly championing the upgrade of existing and the development of model, innovative transport concepts.


A modern energy sector guarantees region-wide supply of electricity, oil and gas. The renewable energy sources - solar, wind and water are making an increasing contribution to energy production.












 Successful business people choose the Heilbronn-Franken region - our range of services
Are you planning to open a branch of your company in Baden-Württemberg and considering the Heilbronn-Franken region as a location?

Are you looking for information about the Heilbronn-Franken region, are you interested in learning more about investment conditions and development funds available for investment projects and are you looking for suitable commercial premises?

In association with the Heilbronn-Franken Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the City of Heilbronn, the districts of Heilbronn, Hohenlohe, Main-Tauber and Schwäbisch Hall, the Heilbronn-Franken Regional Association, the Heilbronn-Franken Chamber of Trade, the economic development agencies and the technology and business incubators, we are at your service at all times.

We provide you with support at all stages of your project.

Together with our partners we provide you with access to its extensive and dense network both within and outside the region.

All our services are provided free-of-charge and in confidence!


Your contact:

Steffen Schoch

Managing Director

Wirtschaftsregion Heilbronn-Franken GmbH

Gesellschaft für Standortmarketing, regionale Wirtschaftsförderung und Tourismus

Weipertstraße 8-10

74076 Heilbronn (South-West Germany)

Telefon +49 - 7131-7669-860

Telefax +49 - 7131-7669-869

Mobil +49 - 172 - 3916784

eMail s.schoch(at)