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Dutch regions praised for investment climate

Eindhoven’s Brainport region, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht, all ranked in the top 20 of the Financial Times’ recent survey, “fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future.”

Eindhoven ranked third on the overall European Foreign Direct Investment Index, and first on the ranking for Western Europe.

Due in part to their high ranking in the Financial Times survey, Brainport Eindhoven and the province of Brabant also received several awards at the recent international real estate fair MIPIM in Cannes. Brabant was recognized for its top ranking of regions with best fDi strategy.

Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs Henk Kamp praised the strong Dutch showing in the Financial Times report, and noted that cooperation has led to an attractive business climate for investors.

“A close collaboration between businesses, educational institutions and the government leads to a good investment- and business climate in the Netherlands,” Kamp said. “Being attractive to investors is a determining factor for employment in the future.”

Michal Kaczmarski, Europe editor of fDi Magazine and jury member, said he was particularly impressed by Brabant’s investor aftercare initiatives and support services, such as work permit assistance.

“Such efforts offer investors a smooth landing in the region. This is an important aspect of FDI attraction,” Kaczmarski said.

The Financial Times publishes its independent survey “fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future” list every two years, ranking cities and regions with the best prospects for foreign investments, economic development and business expansion.

Source: Dutch Daily News

Investment climate in Eindhoven is one of the best in Europe

Lichttoren_Eindhoven_1The investment climate in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) is the best in Europe after London and Helsinki. In the overall ranking of its Foreign Direct Investment Index (fDi index), the Financial Times ranks Eindhoven in third place. The heart of the high-tech Brainport region, is an excellent place to invest in the future according to the British financial authority. With its place in the top three, Eindhoven has made an unprecedented leap in the fDi rankings, which are closely followed by international investors. Never before has a Dutch city been so high on this list.

Eindhoven’s high ranking is undoubtedly due to the innovative economic policies employed by businesses, government and research institutions in the region over several years.

Brainport Eindhoven is committed towards accelerating the growth of small promising start ups and developing the further growth of larger companies with global potential and ambition. Direct investment is also sought to fund the further expansion of public research institutes and large living labs.

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