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North Rhine-Westphalia

Welcome to the most important economic region in Germany

The 10 best location factors for NRW

A dynamic business location with convincing location factors – North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) offers all this and more. It is the most populous and most densely populated of the 16 German federal states. 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.

How to do business in NRW

Do you have questions about entry regulations, tax issues and relevant laws for your investment project? You can find all the important information on setting up a company and other practical answers in our Business Guide.

Business Guide

Our mission

As a state-owned economic development agency, NRW.Global Business markets Germany's No. 1 investment location internationally. With our international offices abroad and our headquarters in Düsseldorf, we support companies with investment projects or establishing themselves in NRW.

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Dynamic business location in the center of Europe


Industrial heartland of Germany


Home of the world market leaders


Germany's No. 1 investment location


Europe's gateway


Densest research network


One of Europe's best breeding grounds for talent


Logistics competence of world renown


Dynamic startup ecosystem


Quality of life in NRW