Companies and manpower

Numerous headquarters are located in the Ruhr Metropolis. Essen skyline. Photo: RVR/Luhnen
Economic area with strong players and structures ... More

Future projects

Picture: The city of Bottrop celebrates the title of Innovation City. Photo: The city of Bottrop

A region redefines itself for the future

The Ruhr Metropolis rises to the challenge of economic and demographic change with many future-oriented projects. They range from unique research centres to growing creative quarters. These futuristic projects draw young inhabitants, qualified manpower and investors to the region. ... More
logport logistics centre in Duisburg-Rheinhausen. Photo: RVR/Oberhäuser

Fields of expertise

Using strengths for innovative industries

Energy, logistics, healthcare management and chemistry are the Ruhr Metropolis fields of expertise. Added to this are the cross-sectional technologies of microsystem technology as well as nano and materials technology, which are used in different sectors. ... More
The wmr coordinates international trade shows in the Ruhr Metropolis. Photo: wmr

Business development

Service for companies and investors

Communal and regional institutions are responsible for economic development in the Ruhr Metropolis. Further support is offered by the chambers of commerce and industry, technology, innovation or founder centres and entrepreneurial networks. ... More
Picture: Exterior view of Messe Essen

Trade fairs and conferences

Site for the presentation of innovations

Essen and Dortmund have established themselves as central trade fair locations in the Ruhr Metropolis. The two cities host almost 100 trade fairs per year. In Bochum, the RuhrCongress and the Jahrhunderthalle offer an attractive event venue. ... More

The Regional Association Ruhr (RVR) plans, develops and builds together with the municipalities of the Ruhr Metropolis


Be our guest! Ruhr Tourismus (RTG) answers all questions related to travelling in the Ruhr Metropolis


The regional business development company, Wirtschaftsförderung metropole Ruhr GmbH (wmr), is the service partner for companies and investors


Transport information

Local public transport:
The Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr transport association

The situation on the motorways:

Renting a bike: