Passion for innovation and business

Passion for innovation and business

Venlo can justifiably be called a city with a hard-working and entrepreneurial character. Venlo has a ‘just do it’ attitude, and cooperation is high on the agenda. A hefty dose of winner's mentality typifies the way business is done, both by SMEs and large corporations. Many companies and entrepreneurs are awarded national and international accolades each year for customer-focus or innovation.

Venlo plays a pivotal role in the business landscape of the Netherlands and beyond. The region has been many voted logistic hot spot of Europe on multiple occasions and is home to the country's second largest concentration of horticultural activity. Many manufacturing companies that are major players on the global market are also based in Venlo.

Retailers’ Association Venlostad.com

Venlostad.com is an association that represents the interests of retailers in Venlo city centre. They ensure that Venlo remains an attractive destination for a great day of shopping.

The website of venlostad.com

The freedom to develop successfully

It's long been proven that Venlo is the place to make it! So let’s help each other develop and grow!

On a different level, but equally as important, are local businesses active in the retail or hospitality sector who form the jewels in the crown. Start ups also see Venlo as the ideal place to put down roots and flourish. Venlo offers all the freedom to develop successfully, thanks to incentives and alliances with organisations including real estate owners, local authorities and financial service providers.

Searching for suitable premises?

If you are searching for suitable premises for your business, why not take a look at the Venlo Premises Bank. This lists a wise selection of premises for rent or for sale. Can't find what you are looking for on the list? Please contact us and maybe we can help you.

A rich entrepreneurial tradition

Venlo has a rich entrepreneurial tradition, which is not surprising all things considered. It location on the river Maas, close to the German border and with many airports within easy reach, make Venlo an attractive climate to do international business. One of the largest multi-modal container terminals in the Netherlands. Venlo also offers the business community countless opportunities for B-2-B contacts to cooperate and forge new alliances .

Business and Venlo are synonymous. You can make it in Venlo!

Ondernemend Venlo

The many companies on the industrial zones in Venlo have united in Ondernemend Venlo. The board of this association represents the interests of around 1000 members and acts to promote and consolidate the regional economy, in co-operation with local authorities and the education sector.

Website of Ondernemend Venlo

Invest in Venlo

Venlo has an entrepreneurial spirit and is characterised by a willingness to work hard and the courage to take risks. Innovation and renewal are essential. The main focus of Invest in Venlo is attracting businesses to settle in Venlo and the immediate area. Venlo is centrally located between the Randstad region in the West of the Netherlands and the Mid European hinterland. That places the city in an important strategic position. By exploiting that ideal location to the full, Venlo has grown into the third-largest logistic hot spo in the Netherlands, second only to Rotterdam and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. In addition to logistics, Venlo’s strengths lie in the agrifood sector, knowledge-intensive and manufacturing industries and retail. Together, these form the pillars that support a strong urban economy.

Venlo also boasts a great residential climate. Large enough to offer all the necessary urban amenities, but on an accessible, approachable scale. A green city in a green setting. The perfect place to live, study, work, let your children grow up and do business. Investing in Venlo is an excellent idea for those reasons. Do you have investment plans? Then Invest in Venlo is the partner you are looking for.

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Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo: innovative heart of the region

The former Floriade site is home to the epicentre of Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo: the innovative heart of the North Limburg. Science, business , education and the authorities work together to create innovative solutions to compelling issues in food, nutrition and health.

Brightlands Campus website