NRW.INVEST - Business Investment for International Companies

Established in 1960, NRW.INVEST is based at its head office in Düsseldorf. It supports foreign and German companies with investment projects and locations in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The German state of NRW, represented by the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy, Building, Housing and Transport, is the sole owner.

In addition to subsidiaries in Japan and the US, NRW.INVEST operates representations in China, India, Korea and Turkey. We are a one-stop agency and here to support you in your investment projects.

Strong investment location in NRW

The perfect interplay of factors such as economic strength, infrastructure and cultural life is what makes the region of NRW a strong investment location. NRW is unique in many ways which allows customers to profit from the countless possibilities and conditions that Germany's most populous state has to offer.

Regardless of the industry or the project concerned, this is where you find the ideal prerequisites for new opportunities. More than 11,700 foreign companies have already decided in favour of the metropolitan region.

Entrepreneurial success of investment projects

A good start is the best basis for the entrepreneurial success of any investment project. To make sure that your project gets off to the best start, customers receive the best possible support from the state's own economic development agency. Throughout the entire location process we act as your central and competent partner in all matters relating to your project.

One-stop agency for investors

We can offer you a comprehensive range of services. As a one-stop agency we provide you with our expert know-how and our valuable contacts to local and regional economic development agencies, the state government, firms, associations, chambers of industry and commerce, as well as other business-related institutions.

We can support you in the following ways:

  • You can make contact with us from your home country at a very early stage
  • We have either a local representative or country experts at our head office in Düsseldorf
  • Our experts speak your language and know what you need
  • We advise you on your investment project and search for and recommend suitable sites
  • We provide comprehensive information on NRW as an investment location, supply you with facts and figures on economic structure, industry clusters, special funding programs and much more besides
  • We inform you about tax and legal aspects
  • We support you in your search for financing possibilities
  • We support you after you have relocated successfully

Should you already be active with your company in NRW, NRW.INVEST will provide you with reliable support for start-ups and expansions.

Contact Details

Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Volklinger Str. 4
40219 Dusseldorf
Tel: +49 211 13000 0
Fax: +49 211 13000 154

28.7% of all foreign investments are concentrated in NRW (€187.7bn).
17.1% of German exports are made in NRW. As an independent exporting nation, NRW would occupy 18th place in the world almost level with Spain and Taiwan.
More than 450 international direct flights depart from two major international airports and four airports with European connections.
NRW has 68 universities and technical colleges and more than 500,000 students. Six of the 12 largest universities in Germany are located here.
Nearly 50 technology centres and 54 non-university research facilities form the densest research network in Europe and provide ideal conditions for technology transfer.
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