North Rhine-Westphalia - Your Investment Location No. 1
29.9 % of all foreign investments are concentrated in NRW (EUR196 billion). About 18,000 foreign companies from the mostimportant investor countries control their German or Europeanoperations from NRW.
NRW is home to large industrial corporations of world standing aswell as dozens of smaller companies which are leaders in theirrespective business fields. In 2015, the industrial enterprisesbased in NRW generated sales of 387 billion euros - which is15.9 percent of industrial sales in Germany. 25.9 percent of theemployed population of NRW work in the industrial sector.
More than 156 million people live within about a 500-kilometerradius of the state capital, Düsseldorf. This represents 1/3 of allconsumers and 45 % of the purchasing power in the EU. Theinhabitants of NRW alone spend EUR 346 billion on privateconsumption every year.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in North Rhine-Westphalia!