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

Royal Dutch Butchers Tour Texas 

November 2018 | Location: Texas

In October, a group of butchers from the Royal Dutch Butchers came to Texas to learn about the beef and supply chain industry in the state. The group started off their journey by visiting the Great State Fair of Texas and the Pan-American Livestock show.

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November 29, 2018

Texas is CNBC's Top State for Business in America this Year 

November 2018 | Location: Houston | Source: CNBC: Scott Cohn

CNBC has ranked Texas the Top State for Business in its 2018 America's Top States for Business Rankings, citing strong energy sector performance and rising energy prices for boosting the $1.6 trillion Texas economy.  Texas is the first four-time winner of CNBC's annual study, which it has published for 12 years.  The state GDP increased 5.2 percent in the fourth quarter of last year alone.

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November 01, 2018

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

Link to Local 

learn about water issues in the USA

September 2018 | Location: The Hague

At Link To Local, you’ll learn about water issues facing different American regions. The event, which is hosted by the Netherlands Water Partnership, will take place on September 28th in The Hague. The Netherlands Water Partnership is the Dutch platform for the Water Sector, which includes companies, NGOs, Knowledge Institutes and the Government.

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September 13, 2018
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