5,300 new NL jobs coming via foreign investment
Investments by foreign companies will create 5,300 new jobs over the next three years, announced the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) today during the publication of their annual report. In 2013 the agency supported 193 investment projects from foreign companies in the Netherlands.
The companies invested about €1.66 billion, which also resulted in about 3,000 jobs being preserved. In 2012 the NFIA supported 170 new projects with €930 million in investment and a job increase of 3.371. 1,800 jobs were preserved. Most investment projects originate from Asia, but the U.S. remain the most important source of foreign investment projects, with the largest number of jobs created and the highest investments. Most foreign companies invest in marketing and sales, followed by distribution centers and headquarters. A survey the NFIA conducted among the over 600 foreign companies revealed that the Dutch Tax environment is the most appealing factor, followed by the infrastructure and logistics, and highly educated staff.