DVV Group: Economic strength and jobs for Duisburg and the region

Marcus Wittig (photo: DVV)

Duisburg. As a multi-service group for supply, mobility and services, Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (DVV) and its subsidiaries make a decisive contribution to the functioning of the metropolitan infrastructure. Thanks to its economic activities, the city group also provides thousands of jobs in the region and orders worth several hundred million euros annually in and around Duisburg. These are the results of a study by the Pestel Institute in Hanover, which investigated the regional economic importance of the DVV Group.

Up to 80 cents of every euro remain in the region

“Good for Duisburg – good for the region: this is the main concern of our business,” emphasizes Marcus Wittig, CEO of DVV. “In this context, independent researchers have studied in detail the importance of the DVV Group for the regional business location: as employer, customer and taxpayer. The result shows that everyone who uses the services of DVV or its subsidiaries in Duisburg serves the location where Stadtwerke lives and works is 75 cents and DVV is 62 cents. When it comes to construction work, DVG even awards a high percentage of 87 percent of orders to the region, including Duisburg.

More than EUR 1.7 billion in economic incentives

When you look at the DVV Group as a whole, its business activities generate an economic boost of more than 1.7 billion euros. The resulting employment and labor market effects total 13,266 jobs. This impulse in turn gives more than EUR 1.3 billion of added value. Of these, EUR 773 million traveled via the DVV to the region and EUR 629 million directly to Duisburg during the period under review.

Mayor Sören Link, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, also highlights the importance of the company: “The DVV Group not only meets the basic needs of our city in terms of public services. The numbers also show how important a stimulus is provided by the municipal company in the location and region. Businesses and citizens alike reap the benefits of this added value. ‘

One job can result in up to eight more

In addition to the 3,340 employees in the group (in full-time equivalent), DVV’s activities have further positive effects on the labor market: a total of 13,266 jobs are secured in Germany, 6,265 of them in the region and a total of 4,741 jobs in Duisburg. Each employee of the DVV Group therefore means three additional jobs in Germany, and the same applies to DVG. At Stadtwerke Duisburg, one employee means eight additional jobs.

Other effects also in Stadtwerke and DVG

The direct expenses of municipal companies and the DVG also have further macroeconomic effects – additional gross value added. At Stadtwerke, additional effects of more than EUR 1.1 billion were triggered by direct expenditure of more than EUR 1.6 billion. At DVG, it was € 131 million in direct expenditure, which triggered additional effects of € 221 million.

“These are invariably the numbers with which the DVV Group ranks very well in the national comparison with other municipal companies in the field of public utility services” – says Dr. hab. Karin Janssen, who was responsible for the evaluation for the Pestela Institute. In the field of communal services and DVG, the high share of services obtained from the region and showing the demand for communal services of general interest deserves special emphasis.

Free research summary available

The study summary for DVV, Stadtwerke Duisburg and DVG can be downloaded in PDF format from the Internet at dvv.de, stadtwerke-duisburg.de and dvg-duisburg.de.

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