The Working Group of Managing Directors of Regional Businesses, Association, and Networks is a voluntary coordination committee of organizations and initiatives which have taken on strengthening and developing the FrankfurtRhineMain metropolitan region. The Regional Authority is often a co-initiator, member, or even stakeholder in the respective organizations and initiatives. The regional authority participates financially and with staff, sees itself as promoter of regional thinking, and together with the Working Group forms the central platform for the strategic orientation and development of the FrankfurtRhineMain metropolitan region.
The Working Group of Managing Directors of Regional Businesses, Association, and Networks has the following members:
Economy and Education
CLUK - Cluster der Kreativwirtschaft in Hessen e.V. (creative industry hub in Hesse)The Cluster der Kreativwirtschaft in Hessen e.V. (CLUK) represents creative industry enterprises in Hesse, and seeks to be a mouthpiece for creative types. Formed in 2011, CLUK currently comprises ten member associations. CLUK works creates networks within the creative industry, organises regular networking meetings on current important issues, and runs the CLUK.SONAR online platform, www.cluk-sonar.de
FrankfurtRheinMain e.V. - Verein zur Förderung der StandortentwicklungThe FrankfurtRheinMain e.V. (association for the promotion of regional development) encourages debate concerning the strategy for the FrankfurtRheinMain Metropolitan Region. It also promotes projects run by regional corporates and outside parties. One of its core responsibilities is the implementation of «Strategy FRM 2030». This is designed to encourage discussion about the direction taken by the region, and to underpin the debate with facts. The active members of the association include local government as well as regional industry.
FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH - International Marketing of the RegionFrankfurtRheinMain GmbH International Marketing of the Region is the local marketing corporation for the FrankfurtRhineMain Region, and comprises some 27 district authorities, towns/cities and associations. The mission of the corporation is to inform foreign businesses about the benefits of the location and to encourage them to base themselves in the region. It also promotes the international competitiveness of Frankfurt-Rhine-Main and increases the level of awareness about it abroad. FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH is one of the region's central points of contact for all inquiries concerning the relocation of foreign enterprises.
House of FinanceThe House of Finance combines several interdisciplinary research and continuing education activities in the area of finance and financial law at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. It is a forum for the establishment of contacts and partnerships between the worlds of academia, politics and commerce. The House of Finance is home to some 40 professors and 150 young academics - making it one of the largest finance research groups in Europe.
House of IT e.V.The establishment of the House of IT was initiated representatives from the science, business and the world of politics seeking to further advance the ICT industry: The Darmstadt-based institution is intended to create yet more national and international awareness concerning the scientific and business strengths of the region.
House of Pharma & Healthcare e.VThe mission of the House of Pharma & Healthcare is to heighten the profile of Hesse as a location for the pharmaceuticals and healthcare industry, and to give it a global face. To this end, it promotes cooperation between all the players in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry in Germany. It operates as a public-private partnership network.
IHK Forum Rhein-Main (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)As an ambassador for the business sector in FrankfurtRheinMain, the IHK-Forum Rhein-Main represents the interests of business in the metropolitan region internationally. Nine Chambers of Industry and Commerce work together, publishing structural data and organising events to disseminate information about the metropolitan region, and to boost the level of cooperation between the relevant players.
PERFORM Zukunftsregion FrankfurtRheinMainPERFORM Zukunftsregion FrankfurtRheinMain is the engine for accelerating the future development of the FrankfurtRheinMain Metropolitan Region. PERFORM initiates concrete local projects, and brings together players from industry, science and politics from across the three federal states. PERFORM is a platform for the collection, discussion, presentation and implementation of ideas and projects aimed the further development of the region.
House of Logistics and Mobility GmbH (HOLM)This networking and innovation centre is a neutral platform, and, as an education and knowledge transfer hub, it works on an interdisciplinary and cross-industry based on projects aimed towards sustainable logistics and mobility. From its base in Frankfurt's Gateway Gardens district, HOLM links business, science and society with the aim of advancing forward-looking issues, creative processes and innovations. HOLM emerged from an initiative launched by the association of the same name, and was formally established in 2010 by the State of Hesse and the City of Frankfurt.
ivm GmbH - Gesellschaft für integriertes Verkehrs- und MobilitätsmanagementThe ivm (association for integrated transport and mobility management) works for the advancement of integrated transport and mobility management in the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main region. It formulates action strategies for the forward-looking, efficient and sustainable organisation of mobility.
Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund GmbHThe Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) is one of the largest passenger transport associations in Germany. It coordinates and organises the regional bus and rail network spread across some 14,000 square kilometres. That is equivalent to two-thirds of the area of the State of Hesse. Approximately 5 million people live within the transport district, and if the residents of the cross tariff districts, the number actually rises to 6.7 million people.
Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund Servicegesellschaft mbH (rms)The rms supports its clients in organising the mobility of tomorrow. As a subsidiary of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund GmbH (RMV), we are the first port of call for all issues concerning public transport infrastructure: Since 1997, the rms has planned, consulted or serviced over 3,000 projects. With offices in Frankfurt and Berlin, we support customers throughout Germany and Europe.
RTW Planungsgesellschaft mbHThe RTW is a planned regional light railway extending from Bad Homburg to the north of Frankfurt, via Eschborn, Frankfurt-Höchst and the airport to Neu-Isenburg and Dreieich-Buchschlag, where it is seamlessly integrated into the suburban rail network («S-Bahn»). It is designed to create better links to the airport and relief the passenger load on the main train station. RTW Planungsgesellschaft mbh is a regional corporation tasks with project planning assignments.
Tourism and Culture
Arbeitskreis Tourismus FrankfurtRheinMainThe Arbeitskreis Tourismus FrankfurtRheinMain is responsible for marketing the FrankfurtRheinMain region as a tourist location and congress venue. Its remit includes the jointly operated website with events calendar, press relations, brochures, as well as sales activities (trade fairs, workshops etc.). The focus here is placed on foreign markets.
Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain gGmbHBased in Bad Homburg, this cultural foundation was established as a non-profit private limited company in 2007, with its main remit being to improve the level of cooperation in arts and culture within the FrankfurtRheinMain Metropolitan Region. The foundation particularly funds projects with a national and international resonance, as well as cultural activities that interlinked various regions.
Kulturinitiative RheinMain e.V. (KIRM)The KIRM is a cultural initiative which serves as a think-tank for culture within the FrankfurtRheinMain metropolitan region. Through its coalitions of directors of cultural institutions, enterprises, local authorities, political players and cultural policy interests, it advances the interest of culture and its development within the region. The KIRM organises cultural policy events, conducts research studies, while also offering its members a special programme within the various cultural institutions.
KulturRegion FrankfurtRheinMain gGmbH45 towns and cities, districts and regional associations have combined to form a Cultural Region. This non-profit organisation establishes cross-border networks and advises local and regional artists, while also promoting inter-regional partnerships through concrete projects such as the Route of Industrial Culture, parks and gardens, or with its international theatre festival «Starke Stücke» (Strong Theatre).
Regionalpark RheinMain gGmbHThe Regional Park is located between the cities of the Rhine-Main region. With its range of routes and destinations, this park was designed to reveal and preserve the landscape with all its historical past, and to open it up to modern uses. It is the result of a joint project between the cities, the municipalities and the districts of the Rhine-Main region. The State of Hesse and the Regional Association have been funding the park for many years now. One significant sponsor is Fraport AG.
The European Office of the FrankfurtRheinMain Metropolitan RegionThe European Office of the FrankfurtRheinMain Metropolitan Region is run by the Regional Authority in partnership with the City of Frankfurt. This is also where its Head Office is located. The office has a representative bureau in Brussels, located in the «Mehr-Regionen-Haus» belonging to the State of Hesse. The European Office constitutes the interface between the metropolitan region, the State of Hesse and the European Commission.
Demografienetzwerk FrankfurtRheinMain (Demographic Network)The Demografienetzwerk FrankfurtRheinMain was established in 2010. It began life as an amalgamation of ten players from the worlds of research, industry and administration. Since that time, the network has organised the annual Demography Congress for the Metropolitan Region FrankfurtRheinMain. The subjects examined include the lack of skilled workers and Employment 4.0.