The Amsterdam region continues to be a strong draw for foreign investment, with 126 new foreign firms setting up shop around the capital last year, according to city council figures.
The new arrivals were responsible for creating 1,344 jobs, said the Amsterdam Inbusiness organisation, quoted by news agency ANP. The organisation is responsible for attracting companies to Amsterdam, Almere, Amstelveen and the Haarlemmermeer area around Schiphol airport.
Many of the new firms operate in IT, the creative industries and business services. Most (52) come from North America. Some 2,000 foreign firms now have operations in the region, and account for some 15% of the jobs.
At the same time, however, a number of firms left the region. This included 15 companies with a workforce of more than 20, the organisation said, without giving further details.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.