Mannheimers are real doers. Not for nothing is the city one of the most attractive business locations in Germany. A major city since 1896, Mannheim today is an important industrial and commercial centre. Whether global players or hidden champions, excellently positioned Mannheim companies and research facilities make the city one of the country's strongest economic and industrial locations. The economy is booming in Mannheim. Here beats the heart of the seventh largest urban conurbation in Germany - the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.