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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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Cologne shows off its digital credentials

Cologne shows off its digital credentials

Cologne's status as a 'place to be' for young people gives the city an advantage when it comes to digital and hi-tech industries, a fact not lost on the likes of Electronic Arts, IBM and Microsoft, which are located within the city.

Cologne maintains aerospace and aviation hub status

Cologne maintains aerospace and aviation hub status

The continued presence of other leading aerospace and aviation companies, close proximity to three large airports and close links with educational establishments combine to give Cologne confidence that its aerospace sector can rise above the loss of Lufthansa’s headquarters. 

Cologne trades on its good name

Cologne trades on its good name

Cologne's reputation as a strong trade destination dates back for centuries, but more recently the city has made its name through its hosting of trade fairs and conferences at its huge Koelnmesse exhibition centre.

Cologne varied offering

Cologne's varied offerings gives city an FDI advantage

A vibrant city at the heart of Europe, awash with strong transport links, a young and educated workforce and world-renowned cultural events, Cologne is an easy sell to outsiders. However, local officials are not resting on their laurels when it comes to ensuring that businesses from a multitude of sectors are aware of the city's many assets.

Cologne logistical advantage

An extended reach: Cologne's logistical advantage

Cologne's status as a hub for industries across myriad sectors is in no small part down to its excellent road, rail, river and air links, which put the rest of Europe within easy reach.

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