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Utrecht Region continues to attract foreign investment

jan 25, 2018

Foreign firms invested €8.46m in the Utrecht region last year, creating 423 new jobs. In total 16 foreign firms set up operations in the province, almost the same number as in the record year of 2016.

The Utrecht region is known internationally for its excellent business climate and is one of the most competitive regions in Europe. The European Commission put Utrecht in second place on its 2016/17 competitiveness ranking, behind London but ahead of Paris and Frankfurt. The index is based on more than 70 indicators including innovation, governance, accessibility, the digital infrastructure, education, health and the labour market.

Thanks to its central location, the above average educational level of its residents and its excellent quality of life, Utrecht has been able to consolidate its position as a great place for international firms to do business. Much is being done to strengthen the regional economy still further, focusing on expertise and creativity, making the most of opportunities and forming strong alliances. A health economy is a powerful regional motor.

Foreign investors are of great importance to the Dutch economy, creating many new jobs, strengthening international networks and directly benefiting the treasury. The Utrecht Region is therefore working hard to attract more foreign firms to the region and to keep them here.

The province's international acquisition strategy is led by Invest Utrecht, which focuses on providing concrete information, expertise and assistance to potential foreign investors.

 

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Invest Utrecht, the Foreign Investment Agency of the Province of Utrecht is a one-stop shop for practical assistance and information services to help companies establish and maintain operations in Utrecht. We actively help foreign companies set up their business, but we also support the more than 900 foreign companies that are already established in the province. All our services are free of charge and confidential.

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