North Rhine-Westphalia

A dynamic business location with convincing location factors, situated in the heart of Europe – North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) offers all that and more.


On behalf of the most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia, we are constantly looking for innovations from Israel to forge bilateral cooperation. NRW is one of the most important built-up areas in the heart of Europe, densely populated and with 28 major cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. The most famous cities are the state capital Düsseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund and Essen. Large German companies have their headquarters there. 18 of the 50 largest German companies - for example Aldi, Bayer, Deutsche Post, Deutsche Telekom, E.ON, Metro, Rewe, RWE and ThyssenKrupp are located in NRW. Many foreign companies have also settled in NRW, including Ericsson, Ford, LG Electronics, QVC, Sony, Toyota and Vodafone.

NRW.Global Business

The state-owned foreign trade promotion agency NRW.Global Business is the partner for all companies when it comes to investment projects and settling in North Rhine-Westphalia, developing growth markets and networking with international business partners.

NRW.Global Business conducts international location marketing for Germany's No. 1 investment location, North Rhine-Westphalia, and promotes foreign direct investment here worldwide. The experts at NRW.Global Business support investors in tax and legal matters and provide detailed information on the economic structure and industry clusters. They analyze investment plans, identify suitable locations and accompany an investment project from the first step to successful settlement and beyond.

In close coordination with its partners, such as AHK Israel, NRW.Global Business provides a variety of measures tailored to the companies' needs: It is responsible for the organisation of joint trade fair presentations abroad as well as the coordination and support of international trade delegations from North Rhine-Westphalia to foreign countries. Numerous other industry information and brokerage events offer companies additional assistance in setting up and expanding international business.

AHK Israel cooperates with NRW.Global Business (former NRW Invest & NRW International) since 2017. Special attention is paid to supporting small and medium-sized companies in their international market development. Due to the extensive network of NRW.Global Business, we are able to offer companies individualized support regarding their market development. In cooperation with NRW.Global Business, we support companies from North Rhine-Westphalia with initial consultation, technology scouting, the organization of workshops, delegations and trade visits.

For more information about NRW.Global Business, please visit their website.