Nuremberg was a centre of workers and factories in the second half of the 19th century and around the turn of the century. The city grew continuously and truly burst the walls with the onset and progress of industrialization. Large factories shaped the image of the city, "the status of the factory owners grew out of craftsmanship and the world of merchants" (Glaser, Neudecker & Ruppert, 1983). This combination led to the emergence of global companies. 

This image still characterizes the city today. The great diversity of the existing industries goes back to that time. Big names such as Siemens and Bosch characterize today's corporate landscape in Nuremberg. In addition to major global players, the region is also characterized by medium-sized companies and hidden champions. Around 25,000 companies form a balanced mix in Nuremberg, ranging from traditional crafts to high-tech and service sectors. A lively start-up scene is just as much at home here as a future-oriented industrial sector. It is precisely this mixture that ensures the stable and positive development of the economic structure.

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