The Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft [Economic Development]
The Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft der Stadt Kevelaer mbH was founded on 01.08.1988. The city fathers' objective was to provide the home economy a signal of special willingness to cooperate and to bring the economy, tourism and culture closer together. Ruth Keuken has worked for the Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft as its Managing Director since September 2006.
Objective of the Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft der Stadt Kevelaer mbH
The Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft der Stadt Kevelaer mbH supports the City of Kevelaer when implementing developments as a performant community. In particular, supporting the city's economic structure, social structure and infrastructure is a priority target of municipal commitment.
With the overall objective of improving the city's economic structure, social structure and infrastructure, the Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft worked out a City Marketing Concept. The concept is design to promote Kevelaer both in the area of maintenance and development and in acquiring new investors. This also includes Kevelaer providing good, interesting experience for people making short trips, conference guests and those interested in art. The City Marketing Concept emphasises what is special to Kevelaer. It is important for the City of Kevelaer that it has qualified as a pilgrimage city and as the City of arts and crafts. City advertising and PR work focus on drawing attention to this special profile of Kevelaer's and positive charismatic effects, in particular to achieve virtually one million visitors.
Tasks / work areas of the Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft:
- City marketing
- New settlements
- Large-scale events, conferences, projects
- Management of the tourist office
- Management of the culture office
- Administration of the Konzert- und Bühnenhaus
- Administration of the public community centre
- Advisor to the Lower Rhine region for Justus Frantz and the Philharmonie der Nationen [Philharmonic of the Nations]
- Niederrheinisches Museum für Volkskunde und Kulturgeschichte [Lower Rhine Museum of Ethnology and Cultural History]
Contact:Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft der Stadt Kevelaer mbH
Venloer Str. 33 - 35
Telephone: +49 (0) 28 32 95 37 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 28 32 95 37 - 20
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.
Monday to Wednesday: 1.30 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1.30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Whether for awarding the Kevelaer Marketing Prize, for the Kevelaer Hot Air Balloon Festival or the concert with Justus Frantz and the Philharmonie der Nationen [Philharmonic of the Nations]: the Wirtschaftsförderungs-Gesellschaft team is always involved in the organisational preparations.