Regionally connected, globally active

Duisburg’s economy is international. Products “made in Duisburg” are global market leaders in a number of sectors. Nevertheless, many small and medium-sized businesses have little or no experience in the international arena. We will be happy to help you find your way around other countries. We can put you in contact with experts or regional bodies that specialise in international relations. In addition, we will be happy to provide information about additional grant programmes and events.

Through its partner cities – Wuhan in China, Gaziantep in Turkey, Perm in Russia, Portsmouth in England, and Fort Lauderdale in the USA – Duisburg has built up a global network of contacts. Please get in touch if you would like us to help open doors for you.

Foreign companies enrich Duisburg’s business landscape. They diversify the economic structure of the city and create jobs. Foreign companies tend to use the Rhine-Ruhr region as a base for their activities in Western Europe. They are very welcome in Duisburg!

At GFW Duisburg we can provide you with advice and support to help you and your company settle in our city.

We are your point of contact for:

  • finding property
  • information about grant programmes
  • contact to city authorities and industry
  • acquiring residence permits for self-employed people and skilled workers and/or
  • putting you in touch with partners who can support you in almost all areas of life (finding accommodation, dealing with the authorities, finding school and nursery places for children, etc.)

Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsförderung Duisburg mbH

Düsseldorfer Straße 42
47051 Duisburg
T.: +49 (0)203 36 39-0
F.: +49 (0)203 36 39-333