Foreign investment in the Netherlands created 9,300 jobs in 2015
Together these companies created an additional 9,300 jobs. The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and its regional partners assisted in the attraction of these investment projects.
In the past year they joined forces under the Invest in Holland label. As an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the NFIA is responsible for the realization of 7,779 jobs.
Most jobs are created at new headquarters (2,500), production facilities (1,200) and distribution centers (1,190).
Examples of foreign investment projects are the American fashion brand Michael Kors, which is building a large distribution center in Venlo, and the American fashion chain Forever 21, which decided to expand its European distribution capacity in Bergen op Zoom.
Moreover, ExxonMobil will construct a hydrocracker in Rotterdam and Tesla expanded in the Netherlands with a new factory for electric cars in Tilburg.
As for other parts of the world, Indian pharma and biotechnology company Cipla opened a laboratory in Bilthoven, and the British easyJet opened a new hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. ■