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"YOUNG MEN! REMEMBER THIS DAY, FOR THIS DAY I GO TO THE HAGUE TO PUT SEED IN THE GROUND THAT MAY PRODUCE GOOD OR EVIL -- GOD KNOWS WHICH” John Adams, the first US Ambassador to the Netherlands The Netherlands Population: 16.2 million

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"YOUNG MEN! REMEMBER THIS DAY, FOR THIS DAY I GO TO THE HAGUE TO PUT SEED IN THE GROUND THAT MAY PRODUCE GOOD OR EVIL -- GOD KNOWS WHICH”

John Adams, the first US Ambassador to the Netherlands

the netherlands
The Netherlands
  • Population: 16.2 million
  • Land mass: 13,000 squaremiles, 2xs the size of New Jersey
  • Economic Growth: 2002 (0.2%), 2000 (3.3%)
  • Unemployment: 4.1% (2002)
  • 2/3rds of economy in services
top five foreign investors in us 1994 2001
Top Five Foreign Investors in US,1994-2001

UNITED KINGDOM

JAPAN

GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

FRANCE

big footprint netherlands
BIG FOOTPRINT NETHERLANDS
  • Total Assets of US Affiliates: $459 billion
  • Total Sales of US Affiliates: $182 billion
  • Total Number of Employees: half a million (561,000) working in 2,370 branches of Dutch companies
are they only red and blue
ARE THEY ONLY RED AND BLUE?
  • 2000
    • ING acquires ReliaStar Financial Corporation ($6.0 billion)
    • Unilever acquires Slim-Fast Foods (2.3 billion)
    • Unilever acquires Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream (326 million)
  • 1999
    • Aegon acquires TransAmerica Corporation (10.8 billion)
    • VNU acquires Nielsen Media Research (2.8 billion)
    • Royal Numico acquires General Nutrition Companies (2.5 billion)
    • Philips acquires VLSI Technology Inc (1.2 billion)
  • 1998
    • Royal Ahold acquires Giant Food Inc. (2.8 billion)
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NEW YORK

Employment from Dutch Investment: 50,500

Dutch Investment: $3.3 billion

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CALIFORNIA:

Employment from Dutch Investment : 37,500

Dutch Investment : $15.8 billion

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TEXAS:

Employment from Dutch Investment : 29,700

Dutch Investment : $12.8 billion

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GEORGIA:

Employment from Dutch Investment : 29,400

Dutch Investment : $2.6 billion

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MASSACHUSETTS:

Employment from Dutch Investment : 28,400

Dutch Investment : $2.5 billion

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PENNSYLVANIA:

Employment from Dutch Investment : 28,300

Dutch Investment : $1.4 billion

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MARYLAND:

Employment from Dutch Investment : 25,000

Dutch Investment : $2.5 billion

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SOUTH CAROLINA:

Employment from Dutch Investment: 21,900

Dutch Investment : $1.3 billion

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ILLINOIS:

Employment from Dutch Investment: 21,000

Dutch Investment : $3.7 billion

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FLORIDA:

Employment from Dutch Investment : 20,000

Dutch Investment : $2.2 billion

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CONNECTICUT:

Employment from Dutch Investment: 19,500

Dutch Investment : $1.2 billion

in other words
IN OTHER WORDS:
  • The Netherlands is the top foreign employer in Connecticut,Maryland,andSouth Carolina…
  • The second largest foreign investor in California…
  • The top investor in Louisiana, Rhode Island, and DC…
  • Among the top three investors in Connecticut,Massachusetts, Maryland, California, Texas, Colorado, PuertoRico, Kansas, and New Mexico…
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Shell Oil Company

Meet the Dutch 2003

The Royal Netherlands Embassy gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors for theirgracious support: