Regional Portrait

A portrait of our Neckar-Alb region

In the Neckar-Alb region, companies find the breeding ground on which innovations can grow. With top marks in terms of economy, science and landscape, the "golden south" offers you and your employees a quality of life that will make you feel completely at home. Learn more about the Neckar-Alb location in all its facets on the following pages. Let nature and culture as well as the strong economic power of these three Swabian counties convince you.

of the Neckar-Alb region is made up of agricultural lands and forested areas.
is the care rate of children under the age of 3 in the Neckar-Alb region. This is higher than the rate in Baden-Württemberg, which is currently at 23%.
of all visitors to OUTLETCITY METZINGEN are international guests.

History & Culture

The Neckar-Alb region has a lot to offer both historically and culturally. Archaeological finds from over 40,000 years of history show Neckar-Alb and especially the Swabian Alb as a historical center of mankind. The heyday of the Celts and Romans was followed by a great manorial period, whose witnesses are the many castles and fortresses of the region.

Finally, a modern society with a high level of technological knowledge developed. Numerous local museums are a mirror of the long history and development of the Neckar-Alb region.

Regional Highlights

Landscape & Nature

The Neckar-Alb habitat is characterized by high environmental standards and a healthy ecological balance, which was highlighted by UNESCO in 2008 through the Biosphere Area project. The mountains and valleys, scattered orchards and numerous rivers make the Swabian landscape varied and unique.

The preservation of the landscape is also reflected in the positive response of tourists. With a wide range of leisure activities, the three counties are the destination of many tourists from Germany and around the world every year. In 2019, 1.9 million overnight stays were recorded in the region.

Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve

Neckar-Alb in Numbers

Would you like to find out about the economy and structure of the Neckar-Alb region at a glance? Then you've come to the right place. We provide Neckar-Alb in figures.
How many people are employed in the region, what about the number of overnight stays and is it true that the region is as big as Luxembourg?

Neckar-Alb in Numbers

The Place to Live and Work

Wonderful nature, beautiful landscape and, right in the middle, companies with the most diverse career opportunities. Whether you are a future trainee, a young professional or a competent specialist or manager: The Neckar-Alb region offers varied perspectives for your own career path and provides perfect conditions for living and working.  The region has always been an industrial and research location with exceptional know-how. People like to live and work here!

Jobs in Neckar-Alb


Commercial Spaces

Neckar-Alb offers companies the opportunity to settle in one of the three districts with various focal points in around 50 industrial estates with available sites. Particularly attractive for interested parties are the favorable development costs and land prices in the Zollernalbkreis. The approx. 400,000 m² of commercial space in Tübingen and a good 300,000 m² in Reutlingen offer an optimal location in their proximity to the Stuttgart metropolitan region. The commercial spaces in Neckar-Alb also score with low rents and taxes.

You can find an overview of currently available commercial space and commercial real estate in our "Land in Sight" catalog.

Commercial Spaces


Clusters & Networks

Building cooperation and promoting synergies is the major goal of regional clusters. Improved communication creates new opportunities. Six major industry clusters can be found in the Neckar-Alb region: mechanical engineering, automotive, medical technology, technical textiles, biotechnology and the skilled trades.

Mechanical engineering and automotive are important industrial sectors, not least because of their proximity to the Stuttgart metropolitan region. The textile and medical technology industries in particular have developed out of their own tradition, the beacons of Neckar-Alb. Effective cluster management helps the companies to maintain and further improve their excellent position in the market.

Clusters & Networks

Logistics & Infrastructure

Neckar-Alb is located in the middle of the conurbations of Stuttgart, Munich and Zurich. Stuttgart and the international airport in Leinfelden can be reached by car in a very short time via the B27 and B28. Very well-developed city and intercity buses also ensure rapid networking between the cities within the region.

Various projects of the Neckar-Alb Regional Association such as the improvement of combined freight transport (KLV) as well as cost-effective freight transport to the North Sea and Adriatic ports should further optimize the connection to the region.