The Netherlands most attractive country in western Europe for businesses
Holland alumni worldwide with an interest of starting a business in the Netherlands
|Publication date||Mar 30, 2016 11:59 AM|
The Netherlands is the most attractive country for foreign companies looking to establish themselves in western Europe, according to KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives survey 2016 into international business location costs faced by companies starting up in different countries.
Globalization continues to reshape the international economy. For many organizations, global expansion can have a tremendous positive impact on both top and bottom line. For others, expanding or relocating a business may be a matter of survival, as they face increasing pressure from foreign competitors.
If your organization is focused on growth, controlling costs, diversifying, and increasing value for shareholders, the impact of international expansion and location costs must be a part of your global strategy. Business costs represent one of the many important factors considered in virtually all corporate location decisions.
KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives report explores the most significant business cost factors in more than 100 cities and 10 countries around the world. This study measures and provides insight on the impact of 26 key cost components, across 7 business to business service segments and 12 significant manufacturing sectors.
The Netherlands offers a favourable combination of assets to foreign investors and businesses. No wonder many global businesses of all sizes and industry sectors view the Netherlands as an ideal location from which they can run their pan-European or local operations.
More than 5.000 foreign-based companies operate in the Netherlands. And the country is home to both Dutch and foreign-based multinationals: 15 Dutch multinationals belong to the Fortune 500 (including Philips, Unilever and Shell) and 14 non-European Fortune 500 companies have established their European headquarters in the Netherlands, half of which are Asian multinationals.
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Source: KPMG's 2016 Competitive Alternatives report