The Arnhem Nijmegen City Region is situated at the heart of a vast metropolitan area in the east of the Netherlands. Consisting of twenty municipalities, its aim is to promote regional cooperation.
The region is flanked by the Randstad conglomeration in the west, the Flemish Diamond to the south and the Ruhr to the east.
The Arnhem Nijmegen City Region presents itself as an attractive, easily accessible region with a strong competitive position worldwide. Not surprisingly, the Arnhem Nijmegen City Region has expressed the ambition of becoming the second biggest economic area in the Netherlands after the Randstad by 2020.
With respect to its legal responsibilities related to mobility and regional development, the region translates national objectives to local level. At the same time, it responds to requests related to local developments from the regional municipalities. The region has a total population of almost 750,000 inhabitants. The cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen are the focal points of the region.
The Arnhem Nijmegen City Region is headed by a board consisting of five members representing the various municipalities and a chairman. It is governed by the Regional council, which comprises 37 members representing the local municipalities. In order to achieve its aims, the city region collaborates with local authorities and organisations like the Chamber of Commerce, expertise centres, organisations of employers and employees, transport organisations and public housing associations.