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Ready for business in an inspiring environment? Zwolle Area offers the ideal infrastructure for growth thanks to its excellent location from a logistics perspective and strong major sectors, reinforced by a good knowledge infrastructure.

This makes Zwolle Area the place to be for innovative entrepreneurs, successful SMEs and independent professionals. As one of the Netherlands’ fastest growing and most dynamic regions, Zwolle Area offers you plenty opportunities for growth.

Why Zwolle Area is right for your business

#1 Indisputably GREAT economic region

A spearhead for the Dutch applied knowledge economy, with a strong work ethic and high labour force participation rate.

#2 First class infrastructure

Its centralised location combines with superior accessibility to connect the western and north-eastern Netherlands and act as a gateway to the rest of Europe. A perfect base from which to do business at a national and international level.

#3 Well-developed distribution industry

Plenty of attention for improved mobility and the logistics sector. Entrepreneurs collaborate and combine forces at the Logistics Expertise Centre. Together with the harbour authority Port of Zwolle, they are an active presence on the (inter)national market.

#4 Innovative entrepreneurship

Bringing out the best in ourselves, together. It’s all about Generosity, Growth and Communality. These human aspects of the entrepreneurial spirit are what make our region so successful, with an impact at the national level.

#5 Excellent education

The intermediate and higher vocational education in Zwolle Area is renowned for its quality and innovative capacity, with great relevance to the labour market. The surrounding area features a wide range of universities.

Today’s challenging business environment requires an amazing location to succeed: Zwolle Area. Some well known companies include: DSM, Wavin, Wehkamp, Abbott, Scania, IKEA, Kuehne + Nagel.

Next: Startup Weekend Zwolle 2017

Because the Zwolle Area is growing fast, it’s no surprise the city will also host Startup Weekend at November 10-12th this year. This weekend is the right event to explore ideas, network with peers, learn more about startups and build great products. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekend Zwolle is the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Click here to visit the Startup Weekend Zwolle event page with our program, speakers, mentors, sponsors, team and staff.


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Jos Veldwijk Jos Veldwijk