Business location Cologne
Cologne is a powerhouse of business on the Rhine. A culture of learning and knowledge is firmly established here.
Profile of Cologne
Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany and the largest in North Rhine-Westphalia. Over 1 million people live in the city, over 2 million in the Cologne economic region.
Every leading industrial sector is represented here: in addition to the automotive industry, large international chemical and pharmaceutical firms are also prominent here, as well as the electrical and mechanical engineering industries and food production industries.
As a former Hanseatic city, Cologne can look back on a long tradtion as a centre for trade. For decades it has been an established location for the insurance sector as well as a venue for trade fairs.
Centrality and good accessibility are trademarks of Cologne.
Proactive economic development
Speak to us - your economic development team
More than ever before, the choice of location is the key to corporate success in globalised markets. Situated at the heart of the European Economic Area, Cologne offers ideal conditions in which to achieve this.
Providing a comprehensive service, the city's economic development office is a partner to businesses in Cologne. At the same time, it works hard to promote the location of Cologne all over the world.