Thanks to the 860,000 international citizens from over 190 countries, Hessen offers a wide range of connections and communities for people from almost all nations. In terms of business, society and culture, Hessen is very diverse. It is a place of exchange and cooperation, with a sense of warm hospitality and mutual respect.
Frankfurt is a leading European financial and trade center, creating ideal conditions for international business. About 230 banks from over 40 countries are based here and conduct international business. Both the German Bundesbank and the European Central Bank have their headquarters in Frankfurt.
In 2014, more than 144 new foreign investments came to Hessen, including 30 from the USA, 15 from China, 12 from India, and 6 each from Japan, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Hessen exported goods valued at €58.5 billion in 2014, and despite the difficult global economic conditions, maintained the same level as the previous year. Imports to Hessen reached a volume of €80.3 billion, which represented an increase of 1.9%.