Europe's model region for successful structural change
Europe's largest lignite mining region in North Rhine-Westphalia is facing profound change and an enormous structural challenge as a result of the German government's decision to phase out coal by 2030. At the same time, the Rheinisches Revier has a great opportunity to become a European model region for energy supply and resource security.
The Rheinisches Revier includes the districts of Düren, Euskirchen, Heinsberg, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Aachen City Region and the independent city of Mönchengladbach – where a pioneering transition to climate neutrality will take place over the next few years.
New industries of the future are helping to speed up the transformation of the Rheinisches Revier towards climate neutrality.
International investments for the Rheinisches Revier
As part of the special project "International Investments for the Rheinisches Revier", NRW.Global Business is supporting the transformation of the region into a European climate-neutral model region with its own team.
The mission is to position the region worldwide as an innovative and competitive economic region and to attract international companies to the Rheinisches Revier. For this reason, NRW.Global Business is focusing on the following fields of activity:
- International marketing of the Rheinisches Revier as an attractive and innovative economic region
- Attracting international investors who will help create sustainable jobs in the region
- Supporting the expansion and internationalization of resident companies
Together with partners such as ZRR (Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier / Future Agency Rhenish Mining Area), municipal economic development agencies and other players in the region, NRW.Global Business is pursuing the goal of establishing the Rheinische Revier internationally as a sustainable and attractive economic region.
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