Rüsselsheim 2020 – The Future has Taken off

Shortly after publication of the Rüsselsheim 2020 in December 2006, first steps for implementation have been initiated.

Rüsselsheim 2020 Milestones


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The following was resolved at the city representatives’ meeting:


  • The city representatives resolved to add an additional construction stage to the renovation of the River Main floodplain. Development of a new playground is now set to commence in early 2011. The corresponding plans were prepared with the participation of local citizens, the local nature conservation authority, and other official agencies. Further stages in the renovation of the Main floodplain are also in planning.
  • The city representatives resolved to annul the resolution on Printed Matter 379/06-11 (Walter-Köbel-Halle). The members also resolved to have Walter-Köbel-Halle renovated; bids for the work required will be invited throughout the European Union. Candidates will be required to submit an estimate of subsequent costs.



The following was resolved at the city representatives’ meeting:

  • After contract termination by TIGZ GmbH developing a new strategic concept for young entrepreneurs in Rüsselsheim is deemed necessary. Potential economic development support for start-ups and young entrepreneurs includes: pre-start-up consultation, business plan consultation, consultation with regional experts, events in secondary schools and universities, special support through innovation awards, setting up partner networks, business game competitions etc. A comprehensive concept shall be submitted to the City Council prior to a decision on funding.



In presenting the 'Rüsselsheim 2020' report, the city representatives decide to incorporate two new elements into the urban development programme:


  • 'Local Economy' programme: inner-city companies are subsidised through public funds from the state of Hesse and the European Union with the aim to create jobs and to support young entrepreneurs.
  • Improving data infrastructure: in order to make Rüsselsheim competitive as a business location, the city's data infrastructure needs to be improved. To this end, future key technologies are to be examined, as a location's data infrastructure is of increasing importance to businesses thinking about locating there. Ideally, something like an area-wide fibreglass network should be a long-term goal.


  • Guest access to the "Rüsselsheim 2020" data base  has been granted  to all interested parties. Detailed information on the overall project and the status of the individual measures is now  amenable to those users. To be found by clicking the "Intern" button (German only).