“Seattle’s opportunities are clear: strong economic growth and home to Microsoft, Amazon, and hundreds of innovative tech companies.  With a laid-back vibe, outdoor lifestyle, and great coffee, Seattle feels like Europe.” – Consul General Janssen

The Netherlands has long been a key trade and investment partner for the Greater Seattle region. And the strong ties continue as Consul General of the Netherlands, Dirk Janssen and Honorary Consul General, Leo van Dorp recently met with our vice president of global trade and investment, Josh Davis to discuss future partnership opportunities. It was great to also have our friends at the World Trade Center Seattle, Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance, Port of Seattle and JPMorgan Chase & Co. with us at the table.

A recent post by the Netherlands provides more details around this recent visit. A brief excerpt states:

The Netherlands, small in population but large in foreign investment in the United States, is a European hub for tech and circular economy, but also for agriculture and logistics. Washington State exports more than $1.6 billion (2017) worth of goods and services to the Netherlands, which supports more than 16,000 jobs in the state. The state imports $400 million from the Netherlands.

Read more about this important and long-standing relationship with the Netherlands here.

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