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NRW.Global Business – Trade & Investment Agency

Economic success in North Rhine-Westphalia and worldwide

Ready. Steady. Grow. – Discover new possibilities for your business

Individual and tailor-made - whether it is investment projects in North Rhine-Westphalia, the development of growth markets or networking with international business partners: 

NRW.Global Business, the trade and investment agency of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, offers you tailor-made services for your business – in North Rhine-Westphalia and worldwide.

You want to invest in Germany's No. 1 investment location? Then we are your partner to support you in your investment projects and settlement in North Rhine-Westphalia. We will accompany your project confidentially – from initial contact to successful completion and beyond.

Or do you want to open up new markets or network with international business partners? With our foreign trade fair program and delegation trips, we support small and medium-sized companies from North Rhine-Westphalia on their path to international growth markets.

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A new beat in North Rhine-Westphalia


inhabitants live in NRW. It is the most populous federal state in Germany


of the 50
companies with the highest turnover in Germany have their home in NRW


billion euros
in gross domestic product are generated in NRW. This puts the state ahead of countries like Switzerland, Sweden, Poland or Belgium

The best location factors for NRW

With its location factors, NRW is the most important economic region in Germany and has for years been one of the most popular investment locations for foreign companies in Europe. We have compiled the best location factors here.


Upcoming events

08.10.– 10.10.2024

Battery Show North America

USA (United States of America) international trade fair
05.11.– 07.11.2024

Smart City Expo World Congress

Spain international trade fair
20.11.– 21.11.2024


Finland international trade fair
03.02.– 07.02.2025


Netherlands international trade fair

In 4 easy steps to North Rhine-Westphalia | NRW

We support you in your successful settlement in NRW with our international offices abroad and our headquarters in Düsseldorf. We are your partner and accompany the project in confidence – from the first contact to the successful settlement and beyond.

1 Consulting & Planning
2 Select a location
3 Set up a location
4 Successful growth