The Netherlands and Amsterdam-Rotterdam region excel in investment rankings

The Amsterdam-Rotterdam region is the world’s third-best hub for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), according to IBM’s Global Location Trends report for 2019. The metropolitan Amsterdam-Rotterdam area’s success was fuelled by an increase in investment in the tech sector. The region covers what is also known as the Randstadand includes Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam. The tech sector continues to be the leading source of investment around the world, highlighting the prominent role of digital technologies in the global economy.

Business in the Amsterdam Area

The report also ranked the Netherlands as the world’s best attractor of quality jobs through investment. These jobs include higher-paying and/or knowledge intensive jobs created by investment projects. The Netherlands’ top ranking was down to the country receiving significant investment in the tech and the life sciences and health sectors – testament to the its thriving business ecosystems in both industries.

Amsterdam is ranked highly among the world’s top cities

Amsterdam has been ranked highly in several different reports and surveys in the last few months. It was recently named the world’s safest city, and last month the Dutch capital was named the world’s best city for commuting. This year alone the city has also been named as one of the world’s smartest cities, one of Europe’s greenest capitals and as one of the world’s best cities for quality of life.

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