For companies, this means that every market, customer and supplier in Europe is at their doorstep. In addition to Europe's largest freight airport and largest public transportation network, Hessen is also home to the most important Internet hub in Europe. Hessen is a pivot point for people, goods and information from all over the world. And more than that, Frankfurt is No. 7 spot worldwide on quality of living for employees sent to work abroad (Quality of Living, Mercer 2017).
Frankfurt Airport serves around 300 destinations in nearly 100 countries. No other airport in the world is connected to more international and intercontinental destinations: almost 4,600 direct connections per week, 64.5 million passengers and 2.2 million tons of freight annually. The Frankfurt Airport is one of the 10 largest in the world. There are 500 companies with 70,000 employees in and around the airport. Viewed collectively, the Frankfurt Airport is the largest single workplace in Germany.
As a trade fair location, Frankfurt assumes the leading role among European metropolitan regions. The Trade Fair Center in Frankfurt is the oldest and largest trade fair in continental Europe, with about 50 different fairs and up to 2.2 million visitors annually. Its trade fairs are well-known worldwide, such as the Frankfurt Motor Show IAA, the Frankfurt Book Fair, or the consumer goods trade fairs Tendency and Ambience. More than two-thirds of 42,000 exhibitors annually are from overseas.