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Wirtschaftsstandort

English translation: center of commerce and industry

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German term or phrase:Wirtschaftsstandort
English translation:center of commerce and industry
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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17:37 Jul 17, 2001
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Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
German term or phrase: Wirtschaftsstandort
Dictionaries say this is a location for business or economic activities, but in German it's used in a special way that I find hard to reproduce in English. The following sentence is an example: "Hier finden Sie einen überblick über den Wirtschaftsstandort Köln und seine besonderen Standortqualitäten." Here you'll find an overview of the Cologne business location and its special location qualities. Horrible! Any better ideas?
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 04:26
...as a business location/hub; ...as a center of commerce and industry
Explanation:
(Just change syntax a bit:)

>>Cologne as a business location / business hub...<<

>>Cologne as a center of commerce and industry...<<

Edit a bit to suit the context and intent -- and perhaps the particular mix of businesses/industries in Kölle.
HTH Tom




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Tom Funke
Local time: 05:26
Grading comment
This was a tough decision because I got so many good ideas from everybody. But I think this one helped me most. Thank you.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +3...as a business location/hub; ...as a center of commerce and industry
Tom Funke
na +1economic center / business environment advantagesDan McCrosky
naeconomy locationambittles
na"business centre of Cologne and the special characteristics
Parrot
naeconomyBernard Adelt
nabusiness location; quality of infrastructureRolf Bueskens
naEconomic Centre CologneUschi (Ursula) Walke


  

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1 hr
Economic Centre Cologne


Explanation:
This sounds right to me:

'...As Economic Centre West, Cologne holds a place at the top of the list of important German economic centres in terms of industrial location qualities ...' (Ref. 1, see below)

The Kölners also call their city
Commercial centre Cologne:

'... In the last decade Cologne has developed from a classical industrial centre into the modern service centre in western Germany.' (Ref. 2, see below)

this site also mentions: 'one of the Media Capitals, Tradefair Centre ...',
which is very nice, but Düsseldorf is just round the corner, being the real Commercial Centre of the area.
Industrial is not popular, unless you refer to 4711. Hence my answer.
HTH & regards



    Reference: http://www.airport-cgn.de/daten-fakten_e/koeln-bonn-themen/w...
    Reference: http://www.koeln.de/portrait/e/tradecom.html
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 20:26
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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2 hrs
business location; quality of infrastructure


Explanation:
Here, you'll find an overview of Cologne as a business location and of the special qualities of its infrastructure.


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Rolf Bueskens
Local time: 21:26
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +3
...as a business location/hub; ...as a center of commerce and industry


Explanation:
(Just change syntax a bit:)

>>Cologne as a business location / business hub...<<

>>Cologne as a center of commerce and industry...<<

Edit a bit to suit the context and intent -- and perhaps the particular mix of businesses/industries in Kölle.
HTH Tom







    business/industrial copywriting experience
Tom Funke
Local time: 05:26
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
This was a tough decision because I got so many good ideas from everybody. But I think this one helped me most. Thank you.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxeurotransl: 'hub', especially, is a good term!
1 hr

agree  Krokodil: Yes, I like this as well!
6 hrs

agree  xxxlone
9 hrs
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3 hrs
economy


Explanation:
Here you will find an overview of Cologne's economy...

Bernard Adelt
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9 hrs
"business centre of Cologne and the special characteristics


Explanation:
of its infrastructure". I tend to agree with Rolf on this one. (It's possible we're not hitting off quite the same register because of the military connotations of "Standort" as a deployment post, which is being used/overlaid to a certain extent.)

Parrot
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Local time: 11:26
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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9 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
economic center / business environment advantages


Explanation:
Some more variations on the same theme:

Your text sounds like Cologne would be pleased if some of the readers would site their businesses in Cologne. Here are a few more of the many possibilities for such a text:

The following is/Here is or Here you will/can find/see/read/browse through/view/read about/study

an overview/brief discussion/summary/synopsis/outline

about/concerning/on the Cologne

economic/business location/site/area/environment and

its special/extraordinary/unusual/excellent

business location/siting/environmental/center/area

qualities/advantages/benefits/

Not knowing what might fit best with the rest of your context, one could write:

"Here is a brief discussion concerning Cologne as an economic center and its excellent business environment advantages."

German version: 108 Keystrokes

English version: 120 Keystrokes

HTH

Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 11:26
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 27

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Krokodil: Something here must surely do the job!
5 hrs
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10 hrs
economy location


Explanation:
economy = Wirtschaft
location = standort

ambittles
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