Concentrated economic force in the heart of Europe
The state capital of Duesseldorf is a hub with an international flair for culture, shopping and business located in North Rhine-Westphalia. It offers its 636,000 residents an exceptionally high quality of life: The old town, the Königsallee, the Rhine promenade and the Media Harbour attract visitors from all over the world to the city on the Rhine. There are also many museums, opera houses, theaters, concert halls and cabaret theaters.
Located in the center of the Rhine-Ruhr economic region with around 11 million residents, Duesseldorf is one of the most significant economic locations in the region and beyond. 40 percent of all EU citizens live within a radius of 500 km outside the city. That gives companies located in Duesseldorf prime access to one of the highest performing regions with some of the biggest purchasing power in the world.
International – Where global players feel at home
There are around 40,000 companies in Duesseldorf. More than 5,000 of these are branches of foreign corporations. Many multinational corporations from a variety of industries have chosen Duesseldorf to be the seat of their European headquarters. For example, 750 companies from the Netherlands, more than 400 companies from the US and around 350 from the UK are located in Duesseldorf. France, the Scandinavian countries, Taiwan and Korea are also well-represented. The city has been Japan's most important hub on the European continent for some time now, with 450 Japanese companies located in Duesseldorf. The Metro Group, Vodafone Deutschland, E.ON, Degussa and Henkel are just a few of the major players headquartered in Duesseldorf. Around 100 consulates and international organizations promoting business and tourism make it easier to network and encourage the business climate in the city on the Rhine.