Rhine-Main-Neckar metropolis region, Germany
More than 85% of all firms in Hessen are small or medium-sized companies, many of which are active on global markets. A majority of Hessen's 350,000 companies operate in the services sector.
The largest industrial sector in terms of revenue is the chemical industry followed by automotive and mechanical and electrical engineering.
Hessen attracts 25% of all foreign direct investment in Germany. With more than 1,000 American, Japanese and Korean companies, Hessen has become a major headquarter to international companies.
Primary trade fairs include the International Auto Show, the Frankfurt Book Fair and the world's largest consumer goods shows Ambiente.