Nuremberg is one of the ten large economic regions in Germany.
Population: 510,000 inhabitants in the Nuremberg urban area and 3.5 million in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region.
1.8 million working population in the Metropolitan Region
Center of the third-largest integrated local transport system in Germany.
International exhibition and congress venue.
Industry successful in international markets. Regional export rate 47 percent.
Dynamic growth in trade with Central Eastern and Eastern Europe. Gateway region for the new EU member states.
Appealing shopping city with high retail centrality and above-average purchasing power.
Second most important region in Bavaria for higher education and research.
Top position among the European technology regions, especially in microelectronics, communication and information technology, mechatronics, transport and logistics, medical technology and optical data transmission
One of the leading innovation regions; holds fourth place Germany-wide for the number of patent registrations per inhabitant.
Main branches of industry:
electrical engineering/electronics, mechanical engineering, printing, radio broadcasting/telecommunications, medical technology, control & instrumentation and writing utensils.
Strong growth in the service sector. Key areas are engineering and business consulting, market research, facility management and e-commerce.
High quality of life (according to a study by W. M. Mercer: 24rd place among 221 cities worldwide).
One of the safest of the large German cities.