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Economic Ties

The long-lasting partnership between the United States and the Netherlands has created jobs, sound investments, and promising opportunities for the people of both nations. And the ties between our two countries keep growing stronger, especially with efforts like Holland on the Hill.

The economic ties between the United States and the Netherlands supported 860,000 American jobs in 2020. The map below has state-by-state data on jobs in America as well as exports to the Netherlands. You can also find a list of Dutch companies that do business in each state, as well as the number of Americans who are of Dutch descent. These numbers illustrate the vibrant role the Dutch play in supporting a robust US economy. Read more about the methodology behind the numbers.

Trade
Trade

The Netherlands is a fixture in the top five of largest foreign investors in the US, and The Netherlands ranks No. 1 as the country with which the US maintains a trade surplus. The economic ties between our countries support 860,000 American jobs. Our partnership works!

Trade

Nearly $45 billion in US merchandise is exported to the Netherlands every year. Texas, California, Louisiana*, Puerto Rico*, and Tennessee are the top exporters to the Netherlands. *This data is based on where international shipments are arranged, whereas manufacturing and regional offices might exist elsewhere.

Trade

With its favorable business climate, highly trained workforce, and strategic position in Europe, the Netherlands attracts a lot of American business too. The US is the #1 foreign investor in the Netherlands, and Netherlands is the 2nd destination for US FDI after the UK. In 2019, US enterprises based in the Netherlands supported 259,000 jobs and $304.2 billion in sales. #InvestInHolland

Innovation
Innovation

The 2021 Global Innovation Index rated the Netherlands as the second most innovative country in the EU and sixth in the world. The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index ranks the Netherlands as the most competitive economy in Europe. The Dutch startup culture and can-do mentality make it the perfect incubator for innovation. #ScaleNL

Innovation

From the sawmill to Wi-Fi, the Netherlands has contributed a large number of revolutionizing inventions. Dutch inventions and innovations contribute to a better quality of life and help save time and money.

Innovation

The Netherlands plays a key role in the globalized economy by connecting producers and consumers worldwide via sophisticated logistics.

Security
Security

The United States and the Netherlands work together closely on international security, the international legal order, counterterrorism, non-proliferation, international free trade, sustainable development and protecting human rights.

Security

The Dutch are leaders in FinTech solutions, helping to make billions of financial transactions easier, faster, and safer.

Security

The Netherlands is a major partner with the US on water and climate adaptation issues. We also work together in the field of economic sustainability, including on green greenhouses, offshore and urban wind energy, green construction, and cycling policy.