District of Wesel: At the intersection of the major European development axes

Rural on the one hand, but with an industrial character on the other, the Wesel District lies to the right and the left of the Rhine, Europe‘s most important waterway. Furthermore, the Netherlands and the Ruhr metropolitan region are just a short distance away.

The good infrastructure, the favorable situation and the positive economic development in the region have boosted demand for industrial plots of land in the long-term. Around 200 hectares are available to investors for all sorts of utilization concepts.

Breathing new life into old halls – mines offer creative space

The district of Wesel was affected early by structural change. As mining declined and pulled out of the area – such as in Moers and to some extent in Kamp-Lintfort, they were replaced by technology and start-up centers offering space to pioneering new firms. Other former colliery sites in Dinslaken and Neukirchen-Vluyn are set to follow this example. The mix of industry, housing, local supplies and free time facilities will enrich the urban development landscape. In co-operation with the Duisburg harbour authorities one of the largest logistic parks in the region is being developed on a former coal storage yard in Kamp-Lintfort.

Strong industries with a growing services sector

The economy in the Wesel District has a strong SME presence. Whereas mining used to be the predominant industry, today the services sector is occupying more and more space. Strong industries still include chemicals and mechanical engineering as well as metalworking.

Many companies are the market leaders for their products; thus the export rate of the companies in the Wesel district is high. For this reason, and because of its location on the Rhine at the intersection of major European development axes, logistics has become one of the key sectors in the area. It accounts for one in ten jobs in this district.

The Lippe Estuary Area, where the Rhine and the Wesel-Datteln channel meet, is the heart of the logistics sector. Around 50 hectares of space is available here for logistics-oriented companies.

Places to work and live

The district doesn’t just provide space for the local economy; because of its natural cultivated landscape it is also a popular free time and residential area. For sports fans, almost anything is possible in the Wesel District, from cycling and riding to water sports. For those interested in culture and history, sights such as the archeological park in Xanten, the Kloster Kamp monastery and the Prussian Museum in Wesel are supra-regional highlights.

Here you can find more information about the District of Wesel.


EntwicklungsAgentur Wirtschaft (EAW)
Lukas Hähnel
Leiter der EAW
Reeser Landstraße 31
D - 46483 Wesel

Telefon: +49(0)281.207 2024
E-Mail: lukas.haehnel@kreis-wesel.de