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Review of the commuting areas for the redefinition of the GRW support area as of 2021

The task of this study is to review the structure of the existing commuting areas/labor market regions, which form the basis for funding under the Joint Task for Regional Economic Development (GRW), and to develop a new definition. On the basis of commuter links, districts and independent cities are grouped together in such a way that they represent economically strongly interlinked areas that are as independent as possible from the outside. As a result, labor market regions are generally better able to reflect economic conditions than counties. Different methods of delimitation and the influence of various externally imposed framework conditions are examined.


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Project start:
01. August 2017

Project end:
31. August 2018

Project management:
Dr. Sandra Schaffner, Dr. Philipp Breidenbach

Project staff:
Lea Eilers, Dr. Matthias Kaeding, Rüdiger Budde

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie