Apart from being a service sector stronghold, Düsseldorf is also a major industrial location. With nearly 50,000 people working in production and processing, Düsseldorf provides the third largest number of industrial jobs in North Rhine-Westphalia. Important industries include the chemical industry, metal production and metalworking, vehicle construction and the paper, publishing and printing trades.
In addition to traditional industrial/commercial areas such as the Industrial Harbor and the Lierenfeld and Reisholz districts, the city has developed new industrial sites boasting excellent infrastructure and construction-ready land in order to meet the rising demand. In recent years, redevelopments have focused on the areas surrounding Theodorstraße in Düsseldorf-Rath (85 hectares) and the Reisholz bypass (15 hectares).
For many years now, Düsseldorf has been renowned for the development of innovative industrial parks. Projects like Hansapark in Düsseldorf-Oberkassel/Heerdt, Wahler Park in Düsseldorf-Rath and Connecta Park in Düsseldorf-Hassels focus on traditional industry requirements while offering a full range of commodities and modern services.