As the startup capital of Europe's west Coast, Amsterdam is home to numerous startups, incubators, accelerators, universities and tech partners, creating a strong tech ecosystem for the region and attracting a talented engineering pool. It has also become a desirable data centre location for international network connectivity, attracting cloud providers, media firms and network operators.
Amsterdam is well positioned to be one of the top three innovative regions in Europe by 2025, according to the Amsterdam Economic Board. Among its goals for 2025, are: Digital Connectivity: To be the top place in Europe for data-driven innovation, and Jobs of the Future: To be the most adaptive and attractive environment for jobs in Europe.
The Netherlands, being a small country, continues to be a big player in the world’s trade and global transfer of capital, due to its political and economic stability.