The city of Essen can be found in the western part of Germany. Continuous redevelopment and regeneration within the city means it is rapidly expanding and has, in recent years, earned the title of the European Capital of Culture and the European Green Capital of 2017.
Located in the area of the Ruhr, this city's history is rich and the 1923 occupation of the Ruhr, means that preservation of the city's recent past is important. From media companies to medicine, this city has many international and nation companies in its walls.
With one of the main employers being the University in the city. Major construction headquarters also call Essen home and over the years this city has grown to become on of the most popular cities for business travel.