The Netherlands among top trade partners for Houston 


January 2019 | Location: Houston


Houston exported to 214 countries and imported from 194 during the first 11 months of 2019.The Netherlands ranks as the fourth most important trading partner for the city with $9.5 billion generated from trade, which accounts for 4.4 percent of total trade.

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February 12, 2019

Trade mission Dutch Expert Delegation on Emergency Flood Protection to Houston and Florida 


January 2019 | Location: Houston


The Netherlands Water Partnership, NBSO Texas and Consulate General in Miami have joined forces to initiate and organize a mission with Dutch innovations on emergency flood protection to Texas (Houston) and Florida.

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February 12, 2019

Behind the Scenes at the NBSO 

How we helped Siron Dry Deluge Testing and what we can do for you

January 2019 | Location: Houston


During the Business Week USA in November 2018, Saskia Pardaans met Antoon Buitenhuis, CEO of Siron Dry Deluge Testing in Rotterdam. Antoon indicated that Siron wanted to expand to the United States. He wanted to come to Houston in January to speak to several potential customers. Since he had many questions about legal and financial issues related to setting up a company in Texas, we offered to set up appointments for him in January.

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February 04, 2019

Transfer F-35: Defence milestone yields billions to Dutch economy 


January 2019 | Location: Fort Worth


State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy Mona Keijzer received the first Dutch F-35 aircraft in Forth Worth on behalf of the Dutch government today, reports the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The F-35 has already generated €1.4 billion in contracts and turnover to Dutch businesses and knowledge institutions because of production and maintenance. 

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Posted by Daniel Perez January 31, 2019

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

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
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