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International companies in love with the Netherlands

Staff writer ▼ | May 28, 2014
The number of international companies setting up their offices in the Netherlands grew by 18 per cent over 2013, setting a new record of 370 new companies a year.
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The NetherlandsThe number of international companies setting up their offices in the Netherlands grew by 18 per cent over 2013, setting a new record of 370 new companies a year.


These companies’ investments created around 9.200 new jobs, an increase of 52 per cent from the around 6.000 jobs created in 2012. Many of these jobs were in the ICT industry. This is higher than previous analyses on foreign investment, IamExpat.nl reports.

This is according to a consultancy arm of international giant IBM, which maps global investments.

Roel Spee from IBM Global Business Services said that the Netherlands continues to be a very strong location for foreign companies.

"The Netherlands has a number of strengths, including its central geographic location, excellent infrastructure and strong workforce. The personnel are very competitive within a Western European context."

The study shows that companies from the United States provided 35 per cent of the new jobs, including 320 positions at the IBM service centre in Groningen, while UK companies provided 16 per cent.

Growing economies China and India are expanding their presence in the Netherlands, being responsible for 10 and eight per cent of the new positions respectively, including a new office in Voorburg for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and another in Eindhoven for Indian IT company Wipro.

The area around Amsterdam had the most new addition, with 141 companies setting up their new branches there, followed by Rotterdam and The Hague with 44 projects each.


 

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