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The media location NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia numbers among the most highly developed media and creative regions in Europe. TV and radio stations, network operators and content providers are accelerating the process of media convergence. Numerous international media and telecommunication giants are located in NRW. The state is also home to a vibrant film industry and a strong publishing sector. In addition, the computer games industry is strongly represented and achieves the largest sales of any Germany region. In addition, the diverse cultural scene in NRW fosters a productive crossover between the arts, culture and the media, thus boosting creativity and innovation.

412,000

total workforce
NRW is a major center for the media and creative industries – as evidenced in more than 24,000 enterprises, a total workforce of more than 412,000 and annual sales of almost €122 billion.

No 1

in Germany
In terms of revenues Düsseldorf is Germany's number one advertising industry location.

40 %

in NRW
More than 40 percent of Germany's mobile communication companies are headquartered in NRW.

25 %

in NRW
In terms of sales revenues NRW is one of the leading German computer gaming markets. One German games developer out of four works in NRW.

Meeting places for the creative community in NRW

Film museum Düsseldorf in NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia's leading role in the media industry is mirrored in numerous events and trade shows held in Cologne. For example, 'gamescom', the world's largest trade fair for interactive games, has continuously set new records for exhibitor numbers and visitor attendance. At 'dmexco', the annual Digital Marketing Exposition and Congress, media professionals discuss the latest trends in marketing and consumer communication.

 

Media enterprises in NRW

Numerous media enterprises are based in the Rhineland region, above all in the city of Cologne, the No. 1 media location:

Bertelsmann, DuMont Mediengruppe, RTL, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts

How to do business in NRW

Do you have questions about entry regulations, tax issues and relevant laws for your investment project? You can find all the important information on setting up a company and other practical answers in our Business Guide.

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NRW.INVEST GmbH
Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Völklinger Str. 4
40219 Düsseldorf
Germany

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情報・通信技術(ICT)

NRW州では情報・通信技術(ICT)が推進役となって経済全般のデジタル変革が起きています。例えば、企業、研究者および投資家はICTノウハウを駆使して、インダストリー4.0を発展させています。

デジタル産業

強い産業構造と幅広いICT産業、そして革新的なスタートアップ等が共にNRW州のデジタル産業を発展させ、新たなビジネスモデル、サービスおよび製品を生み出しています。