Army Corps gives nod to $31B 'Ike Dike' plan for Texas coast 

Corps says the 70-mile coastal spine project is preferred choice for protecting coastline

October 2018 | Location: Houston | Source: Houston Chronicle, Nick Powell


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday after three years of study that the so-called "Ike Dike," a coastal barrier stretching 70 miles at a projected cost of $31 billion, is the preferred choice for protecting the Texas coastline from future storm surges.  The proposed dike has been referred to as a "coastal spine" that would protect the Galveston Bay area, Galveston and Bolivar.

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October 29, 2018

Breakbulk Americas 2018  


October 2018 | Location: Houston


More than 4,700 people attended the seventh annual Breakbulk Americas Conference in Houston. Port of Rotterdam came with a delegation that included such companies as Broekman Logistics, Jumbo, LV Shipping & Logistics, and Share Projects. Their exhibition had a prominent location at the center of the showroom, which enabled great networking possibilities. 

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October 19, 2018

City of Austin sends full delegation to Dutch Design Week 

The Counterwave is an effort to strengthen ties between Eindhoven & Austin

October 2018 | Location: Eindhoven


Mayor of Eindhoven John Jorritsma visited Austin earlier this year to strengthen the ties between Austin and Eindhoven around the topics of smart cities, smart mobility, and renewable energy. The cities also hope to give Dutch Design Week and SXSW a permanent place at each other's festivals.

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October 19, 2018

Secretary general at Ministry of Health joins life science and health mission to Texas 

Erik Gerritsen will come to Texas in 2019

October 2018 | Location: Houston


Erik Gerritsen, Secretary General at the Ministry of Health, will join us in Texas in 2019 for the economic mission to find opportunities for Dutch life science and health companies in Texas.

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October 17, 2018

Why some tech companies are choosing Houston over California or Austin 


October 2018 | Location: Houston Source: Houston Business Journal, Chris Mathews


Several entrepreneurs cited Houston's affordability, robust workforce and diverse industries when explaining to the Houston Business Journal why they've chosen to run their startups out of Houston versus other well known startup hubs .

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October 15, 2018