IBM Report: The Netherlands and urban region Amsterdam-Rotterdam increasingly attractive for FDI in challenging times


We are living in remarkable and challenging times. The global pandemic is having its effects on international trade and investment and Brexit is now less than two weeks away. Both are disruptive developments, each with specific consequences for the economies of countries and urban regions. The yearly IBM Global Location Trends Report 2019 shows that The Netherlands remains attractive for foreign direct investments (FDI) and is even climbing international rankings, with record numbers for job creation and with the Amsterdam-Rotterdam region retaining its appeal and its high position (3rd) in the European city ranking.

Check the IBM Global Location Trends Report 2019 here:

Rotterdam: magnet for international businesses, innovations and talent

International companies and entrepreneurs looking for the next strategic location to set up or expand their operations increasingly turn to Rotterdam. And for good reason. With world-leading clusters, a strategic location at the heart of the European market and an excellent business climate that fosters innovation, Rotterdam is the right choice for the future. Setting up and doing business in Rotterdam is easy and Rotterdam Partners guides international companies and investors every step of the way.

Rotterdam is a magnet for innovation and talent. Entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and experimentation are integral elements of our city’s DNA and attracts investors, pioneers, start-ups and global talent. Continuous innovation is how we keep a leading position and is crucial to accelerate our digital, energy and circular transitions. Our city boasts internationally acclaimed knowledge institutions and the most prominent companies who are keen to test and internalise innovations. This open innovation ecosystem offers great business opportunities to work with leading companies on new innovative solutions.

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For more information about Rotterdam as the ideal location to set up, expand or invest, please contact us.

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