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Essen – Location for Creative Industry Businesses

Essen not only holds a leading position as the creative hub within the Ruhr Region, but also has an excellent reputation within Europe. The Dutch business paper "Het financieele Dagblad" considers Essen to be one of Europe’s 50 most creative cities.

Whether it is design, advertising, art, music, films, radio, architecture, software or the press – approximately 10,000 people are employed in more than1,800 businesses and develop creative ideas, products and services. When considering the total number of people employed, the sectors software/games, advertising, the press and publishing belong to the TOP 3 sectors within creative industry in Essen. In these three areas, in which Essen has an excellent reputation, 60 % are employed within creative industry.

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