Where should companies in Meppel go in the future if they want to expand? The business community is concerned about this with the plans for a theme park. This will be at the expense of the industrial estate.
“Maybe they should go to Staphorst or Zwolle,” sighs Bertjan Boom, chairman of ICC Parkmanagement, the representative of Meppel’s industry and companies. “Westerveld and De Wolden are not going to work either. It will probably be outside the province,” he warns.
The area that the municipality of Meppel has in mind for a 60-hectare theme park was originally intended as an industrial estate. Until the French Puy du Fou came around the corner. He is interested in opening a location there. The province and the municipality of Meppel are enthusiastic. According to the municipality, the theme park provides more employment than an industrial park. It is estimated that it could create up to 1,000 jobs.