Find out why companies like Heinz, Scania and Timberland already invested in East Netherlands:
East Netherlands is located strategically between two key European economies: the Dutch Randstad and the German Ruhr Area. This central position, combined with accessibility and an excellent infrastructure, is one of the reasons why European, American and Asian companies have established their facilities here.
Low corporate tax rates have been among the reasons why many multinational companies have opened branch offices in the Netherlands.
The country is known for having a moderately regulated market economy. Labor disputes and strikes are relatively rare. Compared to the rest of Europe, the Netherlands enjoys low unemployment rates (hovering between just 3 and 5 percent in the past decade)
A unique combination of international business communities in the topsectors Agrofood, Life Sciences/Health and High Tech
East Netherlands is the centre of “Food Valley”, a cluster of more than 100 companies, centered around Wageningen.
East Netherlands is home to Health Valley: a network of leading health and technology research organizations. Working to bring a new generation of medical breakthroughs to the clinic and to the market place.
East Netherlands is a technology hot spot, focused on micro and nanotechnology, high tech systems and materials, clean tech and information technology services.
Apart from multiple airports, the Netherlands has excellent road, water- and railwayconnections. In East Netherlands these arteries experience little congestion.
East Netherlands has strong links to high-ranking universities and participates in international research networks in Agrofood, Life Sciences and High Tech.
High-impact innovations by East Netherlands include:
East Netherlands’ workforce is well educated, flexible, multilingual, service-oriented, open-minded and entrepreneurial. Our location provides opportunities to attract native German speakers. Wages are below the national average.
East Netherlands offers a unique blend of picturesque countryside and metropolitan lifestyles.