Kreis Groß-Gerau
Key Figures
Population 2018   274,526
Change since 2013   6.7%
Employees 2018   100,696
Change since 2013   +14.4%
Unemployment rate June 2019   +4.6%
GDP 2017   12,356 M €
GDP 2017 per worker   97,745 €
Purchasing power index 2018   102.3

KREIS GROß-GERAU
AN ECONOMIC LOCATION WITH PROMISING FUTURE PROSPECTS

The south Hessian county of Groß-Gerau belongs to the economically strong Frankfurt- Rhine-Main metropolitan area with its 14 cities and municipalities. In rankings and studies, the county regularly receives high marks Germany-wide in terms of research and development. With currently more than 270,000 residents and a rate of growth of 6.3% between 2012 and 2017, the county is expected to remain an area of influx. 80,000 students pursuing the promising STEM subjects of the surrounding universities and colleges also means continuous qualified, young workers.

The location offers ideal transport connections through 12 Autobahn junctions and the proximity to the traffic hub Frankfurter Kreuz (A3/A5). Quick access to Frankfurt Airport, which borders the county, as well as the freight ports Gernsheim and Ginsheim-Gustavsburg significantly underscore why Groß-Gerau county came in at an exceptional 5th place in the ranking of international multimodal accessibility.

„Groß-Gerau county is a pioneer in the area of research and development. Every sixth Hessian employee in R&D works here. And a quarter of all investments made in Hesse are made in this area. I mean, those are strong arguments for a region.“

Thomas Will, Landrat
Kreis Groß-Gerau

The county has already received awards for its exceptional services offered to start-ups, who are provided with optimal conditions with the Technology, Innovation, and Foundation Center (Technologie-, Innovations- und Gründungszentrum).

DIVERSITY AND A ZEST FOR LIFE ALONG THE RHINE AND MAIN

With both of Hesse’s largest nature reserves, Groß-Gerau county forms the “green lung” of the Rhine-Main area. 33% of recreational areas are in the form of the woods, water, and outdoor areas throughout the county. Whether you’re paddling along the rivers, relaxing at one of the numerous swimming lakes, discovering the landscape while riding along the well-developed bicycle paths, or golfing at one of the three 18-hole courses, anything is possible here.

„Having always been characterized by the influx of numerous nationalities, people from all over the world feel comfortable and at home here.“

Sedef Yıldız, Integration Commissioner
Kreis Groß-Gerau

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