For anyone who wants to trace the decline of the German Rhine metropolis Duisburg as a former mining town, the site of former Krupp steelworks in Rheinhausen is the wrong place. Since the late 1990s, the site has been telling the story of the difficult structural transformation from coal and steel metropolis to a global logistics center. The problems, however, such as high unemployment and debt, are far from over. Despite this, or perhaps precisely because of it, Rasmus C. Beck took over as managing director of Duisburg Business Innovation, this spring.
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