The WiRO mbH - Active Regional Economic Development
The Ostalbkreis (East Alb district) and the Landkreis Heidenheim (Heidenheim district) have, alongside the major district cities, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Ostwuerttemberg and the Regional Association Ostwuerttemberg jointly effected a closer regional collaboration through the Initiative for the Future Ostwuerttemberg 1995. In 1996, they founded the Regional Economic Development Corporation Ostwuerttemberg (WiRO), which is headquartered in Schwaebisch Gmuend.
The Regional Economic Development Corporation co-operates closely with the Regional Association Ostwuerttemberg, the economic organizations and the cities and municipalities in the region. The WiRO combines the regional economic development activities and is in business promotion and location issues contact partner and coordinator for supraregional institutions.