Economically, the Grand Est region enjoys a very diversified activity . It is present in the fields of chemistry, wood, metallurgy, agri-food, automotive, and health and energy . Placed in the heart of Europe thanks to infrastructures, the region manages to overcome the crises that affect these different areas of employment.
Composed of 10 departments and an area of more than 57000km2, the Grand Est region shares its borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. Its privileged location makes it an ideal area for international exchanges . With several airports, river ports, TGV lines and a wide motorway network , the Grand Est can enjoy a significant economic influence. The region has 10 urban areas with more than 100,000 inhabitants, 31 employment areas, 6 competitiveness clusters and 5 universities . In the local economy, the secondary sector remains very present. The Mulhouse site of PSA Citroën is a major provider of jobs. The region also has other activities of large groups such as Smart, Alstom, Renault or Clemessy and ArcelorMittal.
From a tourist point of view , Strasbourg attracts many visitors every year. Its architectural and cultural heritage as well as its famous Christmas market make the city a must in the region. Similarly, Reims Cathedral, the Amnéville Zoo, the Nigloland amusement park and Michelin-starred restaurants are real assets for the Grand Est.