On Wednesday, March 20 the Dutch embassy in the United States of America launched the new edition of its website and published a booklet on the economic relationship between the U.S. and the Netherlands. It thus emphasizes the importance of the Netherlands as a major economic partner of the U.S.
With the investment of the Netherlands in the United States of America and the U.S. export to the Netherlands, in 2011 680.000 jobs in the U.S. were involved. This is an increase of 9% compared to 2010. The press release on the launch and publication is sent to all national and local media in North America.
The Netherlands retained its place as the third largest foreign investor in the United States, where Dutch investment in American companies amounted to $240 billion.
American companies increased their investment in the Netherlands to $595 billion, making the Netherlands the United States’ largest destination country of US foreign direct investment. The trade exchange of goods and services between the Netherlands and the United States increased to $81 billion, a 26% increase from 2010.
In the United States of America, TenCate has over ten production sites, where 1,547 people are at work.