Bocholt - industrial and shopping town in the green Münsterland region
Situated between the Ruhr area and the Dutch economic centres of Arnhem and Enschede, Bocholt is the largest town in the district of Borken with over 71,000 inhabitants and the economic and cultural centre of the region. The city combines its location in the Lower Rhine lowlands with its cultural and historical affiliation with the Münsterland region.
On the one hand, this special solitary location has made it a retail centre with a catchment area of almost 475,000 inhabitants and a centrality index of almost 100. On the other hand, as an important logistics location, it benefits from its proximity to the Netherlands and the universal ports in Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Impressive shopping streets can be found around the historic town hall, with two modern inner-city shopping centres combining metropolitan flair with a cosy, stylish shopping experience in the city centre, which is characterised by high-quality retailers.
Equally economically, Bocholt forms the metropolis of the region with international corporate groups and innovative medium-sized, often owner-managed companies. Future-oriented infrastructure and pioneering industrial estates are signs of this, as are the Technology and Innovation Centre with its connection to the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences on site and the largest developed industrial park in North Rhine-Westphalia with 300 ha.
In the company database of the WFG for the district of Borken you can find numerous companies from Bocholt and get an overview of the industry structure of the region.
Signs of the city's educational landscape are examples such as the Department of Economics and Information Technology, the Mechatronics Institute and the bachelor's degree course in Bionics at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Bocholt.
Bocholt can make the future, it is the city of future makers!