Regional economic impact of the construction of a data center and a digital park in the Rhenish mining area

In this study, the direct, indirect and income-induced effects on employment and gross value added from the construction of a data center and a digital park in the Rhineland region were examined. The analysis of regional employment effects was conducted using a regional input-output table for NRW. An analysis of commuter flows between the "Rheinisches Revier" and surrounding districts and independent cities provides further insights into the spatial distribution of employment and income effects. The results have been incorporated into a feasibility study, which was commissioned by the NRW Ministry of Economics and carried out by Telekom via DE-CIX Management GmbH.

Simon, G., Frese, A., von Bornstaedt, F., Spiess, B., Bernard, R., Broch, R., Schwarz-Schilling, C., Sörries, B., Többen, J. & Ulrich, P. (2021): Machbarkeitsstudie Dateninfrastrukturen im Rheinischen Revier. Studie im Auftrag des Ministeriums für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie (MWIDE) des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutsche Telekom Business Solutions GmbH, Düsseldorf.