NRW joint stand at MIPIM 2019 | Riviera 8, R8.D13


Essen is one of the largest cities in Germany with a population of approximately 590,000. The city is also a strong business location in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis which in turn is the largest conurbation area in Europe with a population of 5.1 million.

Essen offers excellent conditions for business and investment and is a top business location with six of the 50 and nine of the 100 highest turnover companies in Germany, high performing and internationally-oriented mid-range businesses, six higher education institutes, approximately 25 research facilities, international leading exhibitions, a strong high-tech sector and an excellent infrastructure. Geographically, Essen is a traffic hub due to its central location. More than 11 million people reach their destination within a journey time of one hour by car and more than 9 million by public transport. The central location guarantees the proximity to high-performance suppliers and customers, as well as, the availability of skilled workers. Essen is not just a business, service and trade center. Essen is also a university city, is a shopping hub, was the European Capital of Culture in 2010 and the European Green Capital in 2017 and still much more. In a nutshell: A metropolis with many qualities which is also an enjoyable place to live and work in.

Independent of whether you want to settle your company in Essen, execute a clever investment, expand an existing facility, relocate within the city area or establish a start-up: Essen is the right location for your business commitment.


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Trade & Investment Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

Völklinger Str. 4
40219 Düsseldorf
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