Munich tops 2009 rankings of Germany’s regions

by Finanzplatz München Initiative

The county of Munich is by far Germany’s top region.

That’s the finding of the 2009 rankings of the country’s 409 metropolitan areas and counties. Released by INSM (Initiative for a New Social Market Economy) and conducted by the IW Consult economic forecast organization, the rankings were compiled using 39 economic and structural indicators. These were grouped into the areas of “prosperity” (local disposable and taxable income), “labor market” (costs of labor and rate of employment), “business base” (costs of labor, productivity, infrastructure, human resources) and “structure” (business output, socio-economic structure, public finances).

The county of Munich’s first place was just one of six top-eleven finishes by areas forming part of the Munich business region. Other top finishers were the city of Munich itself and the surrounding counties of Starnberg, Ebersberg, Dachau, Freising and Fürstenfeldbruck. All told, it adds up to the leading business area in Germany, states the conclusion of this comprehensive and in-depth report. “No other community has the performance and potential of this booming region. Munich’s dominance of the rankings is detailed in the labor market category, in which seven of the ten top finishers were from this business area.“

Further Information

> Read more about "INSM Regionalranking 2009" on the German website of Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft

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