Invest Utrecht is the foreign investment office of the province of Utrecht. It’s mission is to support foreign investors throughout the entire process of establishing businesses and fostering growth in the Utrecht region. Invest Utrecht also supports the thousand foreign companies that are already established in the province. Invest Utrecht is regional partner of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), a division of de Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Offering ongoing support to help foreign investors in the process of setting up AND scaling up their businesses in the Utrecht region. For example: we select the best real estate from our top business facilities, introduce them to potential partners and networks and offer advice on incentives, permits, recruitment, tax and legal matters. All of Invest Utrecht’s services are free of charge, confidential and tailor-made to fit your needs.
Reasons to invest in the Utrecht region
The Utrecht region is Europe’s most competitive region according to EU-research.
We have the highest educated labor force in the country: 44% has a university degree & 85% of Utrecht’s residents are trilingual.
Utrecht University is one of Europe’s leading research universities and best and largest in the country.
Utrecht’s central location attracts many marketing & sales offices and Benelux headquarters and is a logistic hub.
The Utrecht region is conveniently located in the heart of the Netherlands and provides easy access to Europe and the rest of the world:
30 minute drive (train or car) to Schiphol Airport.
Most EU destinations within 2 hrs.
London can be reached within an hour’s flight time.
Utrecht has the largest train station in the Netherlands, connecting all major Dutch cities. International cities such as Frankfurt and Paris can be reached with high speed train within 3.5 hours.
Utrecht’s inland port easily connects with Rotterdam’s world-class seaport.
More than 170 million consumers reside within a 500-kilometer radius.
Around 1000 foreign companies, an International Baccalaureate World School and an Expat center.
Furthermore: the Utrecht region is one of the most attractive places to live. It’s an ideal combination of a vibrant city with an eclectic mix of entertainment options and an enormous variety of possibilities for recreation in the immediate surroundings of the cities and villages.