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#09 - 10 Reasons to Invest in Brainport Eindhoven

Read about what makes the Brainport Eindhoven Region so attractive to investors across the world – from Canada to Taiwan to Australia. Click through to read about our unique investment climate. Below you can read about reason #09 'A business friendly environment'. For a complete overview of the top 10 reasons: please visit the landing page.

A business friendly environment

The Brainport region offers excellent growth and investment opportunities. An open system and a battle against red tape provide a climate that improves the ease of doing business.

Growth opportunities in a prime investment climate

Well-developed and stable growth opportunities on a national, regional (Brainport) and local (Eindhoven) level foster a thriving climate for companies. We have a legacy and track record in fostering and growing both well-established large OEMS and a thriving startup community. A Financial Times study on foreign direct investment found Brainport to have the 3rd best investment climate in Europe of 2014. An international outlook and openness to foreign investment is firmly ingrained in Dutch culture. Over 300 foreign companies including Tesla and EasyJet jointly invested € 1.87 billion in the Netherlands in 2015. An additional 9,300 jobs became available as a result. According to the 2016 edition of KPMG’s competitive alternative study the Netherlands is ranked third out of ten for lowest business costs. Among the four study sectors; Digital Services, R&D Services, Corporate Services and Manufacturing we consistently rank third. Significant incentive support for R&D even creates a costs advantage of 26% below the US baseline.

An open system equipped for business

The Netherlands is a parliamentary democracy characterized by a consensus-building approach. Our government, according to the World Bank, is one of the most effective in the world. The legal system is well equipped to deal with business, trade, taxation and patent issues and the country is home to the seat of the European Patent Office.

Slashing Red Tape

Research by the World Bank Group puts the Netherlands in the top 30 nations in terms of “ease of doing business”. The government continuously works to reduce bureaucracy. Over the past four years a programme to battle red tapism in the Netherlands has resulted in a total saving of €2.5bn in unnecessary expenditure.

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