EWG

For Essen, for Businesses, for You


EWG - Essener Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH is the central point of contact and service partner for business commitment in Essen. Our range of services helps to secure jobs in Essen and to create the framework for successful business and to continually improve Essen’s economy.

We offer quick, confidential, competent advisory services and support relating to investment or local expansion, official approval procedures, provide information relating to public funding programmes, innovation or assist in the search for suitable real estate and commercial sites.

We are supported by numerous partners within the business sector, by associations and institutions and within politics and administration. Together we form a strong network for your business success.

EWG was launched as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in 1991. The shareholders are – each with a 50% stake – the City of Essen and IEW - Interessengemeinschaft Essener Wirtschaft e.V with their approximately 50 renowned member companies and institutions. This focussed expertise makes EWG the ideal partner in Essen for businesses, investors and start-ups. In a nut shell, for you.

Our services for you:


  • Finding suitable real-estate and commercial sites
  • Settlement service
  • Support with local authorities and approval procedures
  • Advisory services relating to public funding programmes
  • Advisory services for start-ups
  • Promotion of innovation
  • Support with personnel recruitment
  • Contacts, networking and cooperation agreements
  • Location marketing

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