As the strongest economic, startup and university location in North Rhine-Westphalia, the metropolitan region of Cologne, the Cologne Bay in the center of the Rhineland, is the best breeding ground for digitization and digital transformation.
The metropolitan region of Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany and one of the most important economic centers and university regions in Europe with more than 100,000 students. With a gross domestic product of more than 53 billion Euros Cologne is currently nationwide in No. 5 in the overall output of the economy. The region is located in the center of a sales market of about 17 million people within a radius of 100 kilometers and in the geographic center of almost all major European cities.