The American business community in FrankfurtRhineMain
FrankfurtRhineMain is the number one German business location for American companies. Some 20,000 US citizens live and work here. More than 1,000 American companies maintain a branch office in our region. Frankfurt am Main on its own is home to the German headquarters of 15 of America's highest-selling companies.
- United States Consulate General: Since 1829, American Consuls and Consuls General have represented U.S. interests and fostered German-American relations in Frankfurt, making it one of the oldest U.S. consulates worldwide. Today, the Consulate General is also one of the largest American diplomatic missions in the world headed by the current Consul General, Jo Ellen Powell. Some 900 employees in 20 different American federal and government agencies cover the consular district which encompasses the states of Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Baden-Württemberg. Some agencies use the consulate as a hub for also offering their services to American diplomatic representations in the rest of Europe, Africa and the western part of Asia. Among other functions, the consulate issues visas for travelers to the U.S., organizes educational and cultural programs and provides a wide range of information related to the United States. The consulate also serves the American resident community - including business people, members of the Armed Forces and their families, and retirees.
- Numerous state agencies, including Iowa, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, are located in the region.
American companies with German or European headquarters in FrankfurtRhineMain (selection):
More than 700 US firms have opened their German or European headquarters in FrankfurtRhineMain, providing work for some 150,000 people.
- Nike International Ltd.
- Adam Opel AG (General Motors)
- Motorola GmbH
- Dow Deutschland GmbH & Co. OHG
- Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany GmbH
- Abbott GmbH & Co. KG
- Tyco Electronics Corp.
- Lear Corp. Beteiligungs GmbH
- Honeywell Deutschland Holding
- TRW Automotive GmbH
- Dell GmbH
- EDS Deutschland GmbH
- Du Pont de Nemours (Deutschland) GmbH
- Avaya-Tenovis GmbH & Co. KG
- United States Army Europe (USAREUR), 7th US Army, Wiesbaden
Financial service companies
- American Express
- Bank of America
- Diners Club
- Dow Jones International
- Goldman, Sachs & Co.
- JPMorgan Chase
- Lehman Brothers
- Merrill Lynch
- Morgan Stanley
- The Bank of New York
- Western Union
- Baker McKenzie
- Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
- Clifford Chance
- Davis Polk & Wardwell
- Debevoise & Plimpton
- Faegre & Benson
- Jones Day
- Latham & Watkins
- Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
- Shearman & Sterling
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
- Weil, Gotshal & Manges
- White & Case
- Arthur D. Little
- A.T. Kearny
- Deloitte & Touche
- Ernst & Young
- McKinsey & Company
- he Boston Consulting Group
Numerous American networks have emerged in FrankfurtRhineMain, which act as important points of contact for American companies, their staff and their families.
- American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e. V. (AmCham): With about 3,000 members AmCham Germany, which was founded in 1957, is the largest bilateral business association in Europe. The companies that form its membership are responsible for investing about 110 billion euros and providing 800,000 direct jobs. The Chamber sees itself as a communication bridge to investors in the United States. Its activity focus strongly on promoting German-American business relations and Germany as a business location.
- American German Business Club (AGBC e. V.): The American German Business Club is an internationally active private non-profit association that was set up in 1964 by American companies. Nowadays the club has nine chapters in Germany and one in the USA. The AGBC is comprised of many more than 700 members from the widest range of industrial sectors, including telecommunications, media, finance, law and insurance. The Club aims to strengthen relations between American and German entrepreneurs through personal networking in a casual environment.
The club is a forum for discussions focusing on important national and international business issues. It supports free trade, the transfer of ideas between the two countries and the personal interaction of entrepreneurs in the community. Membership is not dependent on
citizenship; anyone who supports the objectives of the club can join.
- American Women‘s Club of the Taunus: This club has been in existence since 1971. It is a registered, non-profit and politically neutral organization comprising more than 500 members of all age groups from more than 30 countries. The club is a meeting ground for women to exchange experiences or to undertake activities together. It is a helpful point of contact, especially for foreign women who have just moved to the region, since it provides them with important tips on dealing with the challenges involved in living abroad. The website offers a wide range of information, e.g. on trips, dates or further links.
Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Europe (DoDDS-E)
The following schools offer an American curriculum and hold North Central Accreditation (NCA). Although they cater primarily to the children of US government staff, they also accept students whose parents do not work for the US government. Extracurricular sporting activities are organized. Children can be registered throughout the year.
- Hainerberg Elementary School
Tel.: + 49 (0) 611 / 70 55 87 3
- Aukamm Elementary School
Tel.: + 49 (0) 611 / 7056260
- Wiesbaden Middle School
Tel.: + 49 (0) 611 / 7056251
- H.H. Arnold High School
Tel.: + 49 (0) 611 / 7056319
The volume of passenger and cargo flights to and from the USA is extremely high. 340 flights depart from Frankfurt am Main alone each week heading for 25 destinations. More information is available on the website of Frankfurt airport.