Long established as a centre for manufacturing, finance and media, cologne is looking to demonstrate how it can also be the perfect home for innovative digital companies, writes Natasha Turak, giving the city an economic diversity which should safeguard its future
Cologne's cutting edge
Originally published with the October/November issue of fDi Magazine
In association with City of Cologne
Reporting and editing carried out independently by fDi
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Long a centre for traditional businesses, Cologne is determined to make itself a leading destination for start-up and tech firms. The potential for collaboration between these old and new industries could be what gives the city an edge over its rivals, finds Natasha Turak
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