Gütersloh is one of the most economically successful districts in North Rhine-Westphalia, and pretty high on the list in the whole of Germany. Quality is paramount in the district of Gütersloh, which is why many local businesses are world-renowned and export their products all over the globe.
Nearly 360,000 residents are joined by 21,000 – mostly owner-run – businesses. The metal and electronics, mechanical engineering, the food industry, logistics, media, furniture and energy sectors are particularly well-represented. Many of the brands from Gütersloh are world famous, whilst still being firmly rooted in the district.
As well as the global players, successful and innovative medium-sized companies contribute to Gütersloh’s status as a powerhouse in NRW. Many ‘hidden champions’ can be found here.
On top of this, the presence of nearly 4,000 artisanal businesses characterises region’s economic power. Craft and strong retail impress due to great support, and as efficient training companies. This multi-layered mix of manufacturing industries, service, craft and trade produces the best economic conditions in the SuccessDistrict-GT.
Institutions related to the economy in the SuccessDistrict-GT
pro Wirtschaft GT GmbH - the business development agency for Gütersloh
Wirtschaftsinitiative Kreis Gütersloh e.V
Unternehmerverband für den Kreis Gütersloh e.V.
gtogether - Unternehmen vor Ort e.V.
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faktor3 is the magazine with success stories from Gütersloh. On over 100 pages, it tells readers about the economy, culture and life in Gütersloh. You can download the latest edition and issues from previous years as a PDF here.