According to the provisional results of IBM’s annual Global Location Trends report. The news was picked up by several Dutch news outlets, such as newswire ANP and Computable (in Dutch). They report that the foreign companies that decided to open an office in the Netherlands in 2013 will create an estimated 9200 new jobs, an increase of 52% compared to 2012. According to IBM, the strategic location, outstanding infrastructure and competitive labour costs are some of the unique selling points that the Netherlands have to attract foreign investments.
Amsterdam Metropolitan Area attracts international companies
Within the Netherlands, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area traditionally attracts the most foreign companies. The results of research by amsterdam inbusiness show that 115 new international companies established offices in the Amsterdam Area in 2013. Collectively they created direct employment for a total of 1,727 people. Just like in the rest of the Netherlands, most foreign companies that set up an office in the Amsterdam Area had their roots in the United States of America. Other important foreign investors come from Asian countries such as China and India.