Gelsenkirchen

Ideas and networks

The energy, chemical, water industry, metal processing, logistics, IT and health industries are sectors in which Gelsenkirchen has reached top rankings. Experts of the economy and specialist journals recently confirmed the great potential that the city has to offer in terms of dynamic values such as productivity and growth. These kinds of news bulletins are an additional incentive for the protagonists in Gelsenkirchen, who are aware of their leading market positions. The dynamics of structural change and the resulting openness to innovation is reflected by the wide range of think-tanks and networks, in which decision makers from industry, science and society promote a large number of positive developments.

Gelsenkirchen: city of 1,000 opportunities

Football hasn't been the only success story of the 267,000-strong city of Gelsenkirchen in recent years. Following a profound transformation process, the city's industrial structure has clearly expanded. While the classic medium-sized companies innovatively continue longstanding traditions in the chemical, metal and automotive supply industries in the former "town of 1,000 fires", growth sectors featuring global players and up-and-coming young businesses have arrived, spearheaded by the solar industry (the "town of 1,000 suns") and the IT sector. Logistics companies are also benefiting from the ideal location and infrastructure of the former mining and steel-producing sites in this conurbation at the very heart of Europe. Small and medium-sized companies join the networks that are being launched, for example in the senior citizens and health industries.

Ideas and networks

The energy, chemical, water industry, metal processing, logistics, IT and health industries are sectors in which Gelsenkirchen has reached top rankings. Experts of the economy and specialist journals recently confirmed the great potential that the city has to offer in terms of dynamic values such as productivity and growth. These kinds of news bulletins are an additional incentive for the protagonists in Gelsenkirchen, who are aware of their leading market positions. The dynamics of structural change and the resulting openness to innovation is reflected by the wide range of think-tanks and networks, in which decision makers from industry, science and society promote a large number of positive developments.