Profile for the Westerwald district

An economic region with a future

Location: north-eastern Rhineland-Palatinate (RLP)
Area: 988.73 km²
Outline: 10 associations and 192 local municipalities/cities
Population: 197,731 (third largest district in RLP)

Top positions among the 24 districts in RLP

  • Rank 1 - Youth rate (< 20 years old to 20-64 years old)
  • Rank 1 - Gross value added
  • Rank 3 - Gross fixed capital formation
  • Rank 3 - Productivity (GDP/gainfully employed person)
  • Rank 5 - Purchasing power/income development

Source: Statistical State Office RLP, 2012

Westerwald district is at the top in terms of economy (Westerwälder Zeitung, 08.01.2013)

Between the metropolitan regions of Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main, the Westerwald district maintains a strong business location

  • with strong and “outstanding” companies
  • with attractive jobs - even for highly-qualified junior staff
  • with an unemployment rate well below the national and federal average
  • with quick connections to major economic regions
  • with trade-friendly cities and local government authorities
  • with business-oriented local governments
  • with exemplary educational opportunities - from primary school to university
  • with closely integrated education and research institutions
  • with high amenity value in an attractive landscape