A trade oriented economy
The government stimulates companies from the Netherlands and from abroad to innovate, to invest and trade, for example in water management, food and horticulture. The Netherlands is the gateway to and from Europe with business premises and employment that are high quality and cost effective. The Dutch society is open minded, international and entrepreneurial. Our economy has a strong knowledge base and expertise in a wide range of sectors. The best companies and research institutes collaborate to make innovative products and services.