Sunday 15 September 2019

The economy is speeding up: more fast-growing firms in NL


The number of fast-growing companies in the Netherlands rose to 7,300 last year, with the hospitality and building sectors leading the way, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

The CBS defines a fast-growing company as one which employs at least 10 people and which expands its workforce by at least 10% over three consecutive years. The 2016 total is the highest since 2010, when the CBS started collecting information about fast-growing firms.

The number of fast-growing restaurants, cafes and other hospitality sector firms rose 25%. In the building sector there were 385 fast-growing firms last year. That is down on 2010’s 410 firms but almost double the 2015 total as the construction sector continues its recovery.

Some 2,000 of the fast-growing Dutch companies are in the business services sector and one in six of the total fast-growing firms boosted their workforce by takeovers. has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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