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  1. "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

  2. 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

  3. It is the Transatlantic economy ($ trillions)

  4. US and Europe: That’s Where Jobs Are

  5. US Foreign Investment Position, 2001

  6. Foreign Investment Positions in the United States, 2001

  7. Top Five Foreign Investors in US,1994-2001 UNITED KINGDOM JAPAN GERMANY NETHERLANDS FRANCE

  8. Foreign Direct Investment, Netherlands 1994-2001

  9. Foreign Investment per Capita in US, by Country

  10. 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

  11. 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)

  12. NEW YORK Employment from Dutch Investment: 50,500 Dutch Investment: $3.3 billion

  13. CALIFORNIA: Employment from Dutch Investment : 37,500 Dutch Investment : $15.8 billion

  14. TEXAS: Employment from Dutch Investment : 29,700 Dutch Investment : $12.8 billion

  15. GEORGIA: Employment from Dutch Investment : 29,400 Dutch Investment : $2.6 billion

  16. MASSACHUSETTS: Employment from Dutch Investment : 28,400 Dutch Investment : $2.5 billion

  17. PENNSYLVANIA: Employment from Dutch Investment : 28,300 Dutch Investment : $1.4 billion

  18. MARYLAND: Employment from Dutch Investment : 25,000 Dutch Investment : $2.5 billion

  19. SOUTH CAROLINA: Employment from Dutch Investment: 21,900 Dutch Investment : $1.3 billion

  20. ILLINOIS: Employment from Dutch Investment: 21,000 Dutch Investment : $3.7 billion

  21. FLORIDA: Employment from Dutch Investment : 20,000 Dutch Investment : $2.2 billion

  22. CONNECTICUT: Employment from Dutch Investment: 19,500 Dutch Investment : $1.2 billion

  23. “D” STATES, “R” STATES, AND NOW EVEN …???

  24. Orange states = 5000+ employed by Dutch firms

  25. 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…

  26. Shell Oil Company Meet the Dutch 2003 The Royal Netherlands Embassy gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors for theirgracious support: