The Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region encompasses vivid cities and communities where many successful industry companies, renowned research facilities, universities and cultural institutions are located. These regional players work closely together to form an alliance of strong partners that contributes to make Rhine-Neckar one of Germany's most attractive regions for living and working. A prolific cultural scene, professional and popular sport events and impressive natural surroundings enrich the Rhine-Neckar region just as the wide range of attractive jobs in business, research and teaching does. The wealth of nearby possibilities allows its 2.4 million residents to work smart and live well. Along with their strong sense of involvement, open-mindedness, creativity and a confident, active civic spirit the Rhine-Neckar people ensure the region's future prosperity.