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Strong location with a healthy mix of industries

Kreis Viersen is a strong location for business and industry near Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. The region is characterised by a strong and healthy branch mix of small to medium-sized companies.

The service sector accounts for the most jobs, followed by manufacturing, trade, hospitality and transport. The food and beverage industry is one of the strongest sectors. The gross domestic product per head of the working population in Kreis Viersen amounts to more than EUR 66,000 per year. The average private disposable income is around EUR 23,200 per capita per year.

Number of workers per economic sector in Kreis Viersen

Agriculture and forestry, fishing 3.400
Manufacturing industry (not including construction) 23.000
Trade, transport and storage, hotels and restaurants, information and communication 41.100
Financial service providers, insurance companies, real estate and housing sector 19.900
Public and other services, childcare and education, health39.900

The labour force includes everyone employed (salaried employees, civil servants, so-called “geringfügig Beschäftigte”, military personnel), self-employed or assisting family members in gainful activity. The classification of the labour force is independent of the effective or contractual working hours. People with multiple simultaneous employment relationships are only registered once with their main employment relationship.

Ready for the future

Small and medium-sized enterprises are the driving force behind business in Kreis Viersen. The innovative and multimodal infrastructure makes Kreis Viersen an attractive location. The various economic sectors with many owner-managed businesses ensure a healthy mix of industries in Kreis Viersen.

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