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Essen – the right location

Independent of whether you want to settle your company in Essen, execute a clever investment, expand an existing facility, relocate within the city area or establish a start-up: Essen is the right location for your business commitment.

Good infrastructure, central location, home to five of the 50 and nine of the 100 highest turnover companies in Germany and to 23,250 small and-medium sized companies, as well as, a positive economic development – these are just some of the factors that characterize Essen. Essen is a business, service and trade center. Essen is also a university city, has an exhibition center, is a shopping hub, was the European Capital of Culture in 2010 and the European Green Capital in 2017 and still much more. In a nutshell: A metropolis with many qualities which is also an enjoyable place to live and work in.

Further good news: We are happy to support you with your commitment in Essen. Whether it is for local investment or expansion, official approval procedures, questions relating to public development programmes, innovation or the search for a suitable property – we provide professional, confidential advice which is both swift and service-oriented. You will always find an open ear and a fixed contact person that has the information required not only within the bureaucratic maze, but also with subjects relating to business development.

Having the responsibility for the business development of the City of Essen, we see our role as being the central interface between business, politics and administration. We can support you in dealing with public authorities, represent your individual interests, provide valuable contacts and bring together appropriate participants around the same table. We are your reliable partner and guide always at your side offering advice and guidance, so that you can realise your venture as quickly and efficiently as possible. As we work under public contract, all our services are free of charge, unbiased and confidential.

In a nutshell: We want you to quickly achieve your business goals in Essen and to also make you feel both at home and comfortable in our city.