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Noord-Holland vice-governor hails a success story built on hard work

Jaap Bond, vice-governor of Noord-Holland, explains how the province’s location and hardy agricultural workforce have enabled it to survive Europe’s financial wobbles.


Agribusiness and technology unite at Agriport A7

Diverse tenants and an innovative approach to energy efficiency are making Noord-Holland business site Agriport A7 a new kind of business hub.


Innovation blossoms in Seed Valley

World-class expertise in plant science makes Noord-Holland’s Seed Valley an agribusiness powerhouse with generations of experience to call upon.


A European powerhouse: how Noord-Holland stays ahead in the energy

For a small region, Noord-Holland has a wide range of tempting investment opportunities in power generation, from wind turbines to nuclear reactors.


Noord-Holland: a tradition of innovation

The province of Noord-Holland is leveraging its climate, location and research community to be a leader in areas from seed genetics to renewable energy. Unsurprisingly, this has had investors sitting up and taking notice.

Delft proves the perfect fit for 3M

Executive decision: Delft proves the perfect fit for 3M

When 3M was looking for a location for its new headquarters in the Netherlands, the city of Delft's reputation as a hub for innovation, technology and R&D made the decision a simple one.

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Netherlands foreign trade minister takes the co-operative approach

The Dutch minister for foreign trade and development co-operation, Lilianne Ploumen, talks about competition, complacency and why partnering with developing countries is a win-win situation.

Standing out from the crowd at MIPIM

Mipim 2014: standing out from the crowd

Mipim, an international real estate show hosted every year in Cannes, France, brings together thousands of developers and architects, as well as city and country officials eager to court potential investors. At this year's event, Michal Kaczmarski asked representatives from Brabant, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Liverpool, Montenegro and the Chechen Republic what sets their locations apart from other destinations.

Brabant uses brain power to bring in investment

Brabant uses brain power to bring in investment

The Dutch region of Brabant has been punching above its weight in recent years when it comes to attracting investment, particularly in innovative or knowledge-based industries. Michal Kaczmarski takes a look at the secrets behind the province's success.

Do sister city partnerships make economic sense

Do sister city partnerships make economic sense?

Sister city partnerships are not in themselves conduits to economic flows. For both cities to benefit from a partnership, the coupling must be chosen carefully, with relevant connections between the two locations that can translate into real business opportunities.

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