The economy

Locational Advantages

Business is our passion: it is business that makes the Ruhr metropolitan region uniquely powerful in Germany. A wide range of sectors gives rise to a balanced structure, with key lead markets represented locally. Logistics, health and the efficient use of resources – areas that remain uncharted territory in many places – are firmly established and supported in the Ruhr. The combination of markets underpins the prodigious economic output of the region. One maxim is particularly relevant to the field of business: experience of the past enables us to forge the future.

The economic power of our region



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economic power