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Leiden mayor backs city's academic and collaborative credentials

The historic Netherlands city of Leiden may have a small population but it is big on quality, mayor Henri Lenferink tells fDi.

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Zwolle mayor highlights collaborative route to success

Zwolle in the Netherlands has many attributes but it is its collaborative spirit that drives its ability to attract investment, says mayor Henk Jan Meijer.

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Leiden science park puts vast experience to good use

Leiden Bio Science Park is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. However, there is nothing old-fashioned about its approach to science or attracting investment.

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Eindhoven mayor hails the power of partnerships

After near-bankruptcy in the 1990s, Eindhoven has bounced back – thanks to the combined efforts of private and public partners and knowledge institutes, mayor John Jorritsma tells fDi.

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Eindhoven uses its Brainport

Having repositioned itself as a knowledge centre, Eindhoven now boasts 'the smartest kilometre in Europe', and is responsible for one-fifth of private R&D in the Netherlands. 

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Utrecht vice-mayor hails young, talented and green city

Klaas Verschuure, vice-mayor of Utrecht, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the city’s talented youth, its historic and green demeanour and the thriving healthcare industry.

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Amsterdam is a housing hotspot, says deputy mayor

Amsterdam’s deputy mayor, Laurens Ivens, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the city’s real estate opportunities.

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Amsterdam top in Benelux FDI ranking

With the number of FDI projects into the Benelux region reaching a 12-year high in 2015, cities across these three countries are rapidly developing into foreign investment hubs. Naomi Davies reports on the top-performing cities when it comes to attracting projects.

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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.

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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.

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