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    The economic structure of Heilbronn-Franken

    Heilbronn-Franken yesterday and today

    The still very rural region of Heilbronn-Franken has its origin in agriculture and viniculture.  In the course of the 19th century, in the era of the industrial revolution, the region developed into an industrial location.  In that era important inventors and thinkers helped the region advance, thus establishing the basis for today's diversity of sectors and economic power.

    Today the spectrum of sectors ranges from automotive industry to electronics industry, machine- steel- and plant- construction, measurement technology and industrial process and control technology, glass industry, fastening technology, wood and furniture industry to foodstuffs and luxury food industry, packaging industry and information technology.

    The large majority of regional businesses in these sectors are well-managed family businesses with long-term strategies, good equity ratios, high export shares of often over 50 percent and above average investments in research and development.

    New future sectors such as media technology, software development and companies specialized in the use of renewable energies are also located in the Heilbronn-Franken region.

    A distinctive labour force as the "economic power next door" and the service sector likewise form a strong basis for securing and increasing the region's economic growth.

    As Germany's largest red wine region, viniculture has shaped the Heilbronn-Franken region and its landscape for hundreds of years. And so it seems like an obvious choice to establish this region also as a tourist location.  Numerous bike and hiking trails, museums, monuments, theatres, swimming pools and golf courses offer sufficient options for varying leisure activities.  The superb restaurants featured in the "Guide Michelin", the wineries and many traditional festivals make the Heilbronn-Franken a perfect region for bon vivants.

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