Real industry-based economic power

Economic developer: self-confidently taking on the competition from other cities

Real economic power through regional networking: there are many instances of exemplary economic development emanating from the ‘City of Cities’. The number of jobs in the Ruhr Metropolis has been steadily growing for ten years. ‘In terms of what is happening here economically, we can very self-confidently take on the competition from other regions,’ says Rasmus C. Beck, CEO of the economic development agency Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH (Wirtschaftsförderung). In an interview he explains the objective of the ‘City of Cities’ campaign, talks about why he likes living and working here and puts into words his very special relationship with the region …