16,000 businesses in Bonn
There are more than 16,000 businesses in Bonn. After Munich and Düsseldorf, Bonn-based companies have the third-highest stock exchange value. Of particular importance are the information and telecommunications sector, the health industry, tourism, and the congress business. Bonn links two regions of high economic performance in Germany: the Rhine-Ruhr area and the Rhine-Main area.
The number of new businesses has been growing steadily in Bonn over the past few years, a development which is supported by a business-friendly environment. Among all the municipalities and districts of NRW, Bonn leads the field in highly qualified employment. In the middle of 2010, academics accounted for 20.8 % of all employees in Bonn. The qualification level of the workforce is above average.