From the geographical location to the population development: In the competition between German and European economic regions, Cologne stands out on account of its many advantages.
Cologne is a young and growing city. Thanks to its many renowned educational institutions and its creative atmosphere, the city attracts above all people aged from 18 to 30.
New municipal building projects such as the media centre in Schanzenstrasse and the architecturally attractive Rheinauhafen further increase the appeal of the city: Cologne continues to evolve. The basis for the economic strength of the region is the highly productive mixture of industries.
It is not just well positioned as a media location, but also in many other sectors, from automotive to chemicals and through to insurance. Media companies are offered attractive synergy effects. A further advantage is Cologne’s geographical location. The centre of the Rhineland metropolitan region lies at the heart of Europe. 40 per cent of the EU’s gross domestic product is earned within a radius of 500 kilometres.
For over 180 million Europeans, Cologne is no more than one hour’s flying time away. The efficient traffic connections of Cologne Bonn Airport make it easy to reach the city centre with its many conference hotels. The travelling time to the airports in Frankfurt am Main and Düsseldorf is also considerably less than one hour. Cologne companies are quick to reach – and achieve a great deal.