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Business and work network meet-ups

One of the most important goals of ZRW is to strengthen the exchange between the players in the West Palatinate. Therefore, together with the Agentur für Arbeit Kaiserlautern-Pirmasens [Federal Employment Agency Kaiserslautern-Pirmasens], we regularly organise an exchange on the topics of business and the job market. In addition to ZRW and the employment agency, the business development agencies for the counties and district-free cities in the West Palatinate participate.

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Westpfalz: KREATIV network

In the year 2011, the creative network PS: Kreativ [PS: Creative] was founded by the City of Pirmasens's Amt für Wirtschaftsförderung & Liegenschaften [Office for Economic Development and Real Estate]. It is an alliance between numerous active artists who exchange ideas at a monthly meet-up and plan and implement various campaigns. This network makes up the core of development for a regional network with the name Westpfalz: KREATIV.

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Cooperation with neighbouring regions

The Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is our most important neighbour and an important partner. It is exemplary with regard to its business dynamics and established regional institutions. The cooperation agreement between the ZRW and the organisation Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar  [Rhine-Neckar Regional Association] (ZMRN) signed on 25 January 2013 is an important basis for a confident future based on partnership.

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BusinessMeeting West Palatinate

In 2015, with BusinessMeeting West Palatinate, ZRW established a communication platform that should intensify the exchange between the representatives of businesses in the West Palatinate. The participants in the BusinessMeeting can expect an exciting company visit combined with an expert discussion and relaxed talks.

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Industrial region of competence 4.0

The increasing digitalisation of value-added chains will present great challenges to businesses in the West Palatinate in the coming years. For the long-term competitiveness of businesses, it is decisive that they adjust to the accompanying changes as quickly as possible. As a research location, Kaiserslautern presents a great chance for the entire West Palatinate economy.

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Thematic tourism

The West Palatinate definitely cannot keep up with traditional tourism regions, such as the Anterior Palatinate, but the Palatinate Forest Nature Park and the North Palatinate hill country offer scenic surroundings and numerous albeit scattered tourist destinations of medium importance.

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International school

The Kaiserslautern economic region is increasingly shaped by internationally-operating businesses and research institutes. Numerous international skilled workers and managers are employed there and near the NATO base in Ramstein. Many times, they have stated that they wanted an international school close by, where the children are taught in English and can receive an international diploma.    

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West Palatinate media library

Within the framework of the expansion of the ZRW online offerings, the West Palatinate media library was founded in 2015. Here, high-quality materials (images, videos, presentations, blocks of texts, statistics, cards, etc.) are made available to ZRW members. In this way, the members are supported when promoting and depicting the location of their business, municipality, etc., as well as the West Palatinate region.

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