Firm opening

Netherlands has record year for foreign firm openings

A record 370 foreign firms opened in the Netherlands in 2013.

An 18 percent increase from the previous year, according to global research consultants IBM.
The companies include IT, business services, and the food industry, and together account for approximately 9,200 new jobs. Most are from the US, but Chinese and Indian firms also increased their presence in the Netherlands.

The Amsterdam region is the most popular location for foreign businesses to locate, according to the IBM report. IBM spokesman Roel Spee said that the global economic crisis had a “limited impact” in the Netherlands, which helped increase its attractiveness to foreign investors. “In terms of wage cost developments, the situation in the Netherlands is currently better than in other western European countries like Belgium and Germany,” Spee said.

Source: Dutch News