A dynamic economic region

The Niederrhein CCI region covers the city of Duisburg and the districts of Wesel and Kleve. The chamber supports approx. 60,000 members. In many ways the lower Rhine area is a unique residential environment and economic region. For example:

  • Border to the Netherlands (140 km long border)
  • European logistic hub
  • Gateway to the Ruhr region and the Rhineland
  • Region with the world’s largest inland harbour
  • Largest steel production location in Europe
  • Significant coal, gravel and sand deposits
  • Location for internationally-active companies from the areas of industry, transport, trade and services
  • The internationally renowned university of Duisburg-Essen as well as technology centers and scientific institutes such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS)
  • Active cultural area with a long tradition / art from the middle ages / relics from ancient history / important museums and art collections (Lehmbruck, Beuys, Pankok, Mataré, etc)

And last but not least:

  • The 260 hectare logport area, a tri-modal logistics center and interface for European transport chains developed at the disused Krupp Steelwork location
  • The Lippe estuary area, a functional and logistically connected group of areas with a potential commercial area of 400 hectares. Known as one of the largest commercial and industrial locations in Northrhine-Westphalia
  • The Airport Weeze, which will generate further stimulus for this logistics area

The process of structural transformation

The economic region of the lower Rhine finds itself in an ongoing process of structural change. The classical mining area has experienced a dramatic loss of significance and middle-sized industry, trade and service structures are gaining importance. The region has successfully established new directions in recent years: For example, an important task was its development to an international logistics center. The Niederrhein CCI is involved in the relevant committees and provides stimulus for new economic activities.