Mönchengladbach, with its 270,000 inhabitants the largest city between the Rhine and the Meuse, is particularly attractive as an economic location for many industries thanks to its central location in the center of Europe. It is not far from the Ruhr area, the metropolitan cities of Düsseldorf and Cologne and the Benelux countries. From here you can reach about 15 million consumers within a radius of 100 km!
This favorable location is characterized by an excellent transport infrastructure with four highways, two central train stations, its own airport and the proximity to international airports and inland and sea ports.
After a joint location analysis by the WFMG (Wirtschaftsförderung Mönchengladbach) and Hochschule Niederrhein, six industries have been selected that are of particular interest to Mönchengladbach. Textile & fashion, mechanical engineering, logistics, healthcare, IT & digital economy and the creative industry are the main sectors of WFMG’s focus and these are supported by individual network activities. In addition to these six leading industries, the WFMG also supports other industries that are indispensable for Mönchengladbach: trade, craft, environment, food and gastronomy.