Business USA & Canada and Road2USA 


December 2018 | Location: The Netherlands


The four days we spent at  Business Week USA & Canada and Road2USA were a tremendous success. Our chief representative, Saskia Pardaans, was in the Netherlands from the 26th through the 29th of November. She was joined by colleagues from the American economic network. They went to four cities, including Tilburg, Helmond, Utrecht and Rotterdam to speak with entrepreneurs about industry topics like life science and health, agrifood and smart mobility.

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December 18, 2018

Austin is “the perfect storm of convergence” 

Eindhoven is looking for ways to benefit from that

November 2018 | Location: Eindhoven & Austin By: Bart Brouwers, Innovation Origin.


Brainport Eindhoven is on a journey to strengthen its ties with Austin, including the possibility of an official sister cities designation in the future.  Eindhoven's focus on Technology, Design and Knowledge (TDK) finds a compliment in Austin, which has a young, well-educated population that is equal parts technical and creative.

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December 07, 2018

Matagorda County spotlight 

Energy and Waterways in Southeast Texas

November 2018 | Location: Matagorda County


Matagorda County is home to one of Texas’ energy clusters, as well as two important waterways, the Port of Bay City and the Port of Palacios.  Both of these ports have land available for industrial development.  Together these ports give Matagorda County access to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Colorado River.  Matagorda County is located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, about 65 miles southwest of Houston.

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November 30, 2018