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With around 85,000 companies based in the Düsseldorf economic area, almost 40,000 of these in the city itself, Düsseldorf is the heart of the Rhine-Ruhr region. The state capital is one of the leading internationally orientated trade, service and communication centres in Germany and Europe.

The Rhineland metropolis is home to numerous companies and research facilities in the industries of medicine and health, and chemistry and pharmaceuticals, and in the field of industrial technology and innovation. In addition, Düsseldorf is a leading location for the information and communication industry in Germany. Fashion and beauty also play a large role for the city. Alongside Milan and Paris, Düsseldorf is one of the top locations for fashion in the world. A summary of the city’s areas of competence is available as a PDF download.

More than 70 consulates and foreign promotional organisations for business and tourism are located in Düsseldorf. The size of the Japanese community is also worth noting: around 450 Japanese firms are amongst the countless international companies. Close ties to China and Russia are also reflected in the various facets of the Düsseldorf economy.