The sixth largest city of Germany, Stuttgart is capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Located by the Neckar River in a fertile valley known locally as the "Stuttgart Cauldron." It lies an hour from the Swabian Jura and the Black Forest. The city and metropolitan area is counted among the top 20 European metropolitan cities by GDP. In a survey Stuttgart has emerged as 21st on the parameters of standard and quality of living among global cities. Stuttgart also known to be sixth largest airport in Germany is known for its high-tech industry. Some of the major engineering driven cities like Dailmer.
The Stuttgart area is known for its high-tech industry. Some of its most prominent companies include Daimler AG, Porsche, Bosch, Celesio, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Sika have headquarters here. In the city is situated ninth biggest exhibition center of Germany Stuttgart Trade Fair next to Stuttgart Airport. The city is full of SMEs with strong alignments to the automotive, electronics, engineering and high-tech industry.