Why settle in Flevoland?

Flevoland is one of the fastest growing regions in Europe. Over the last decade, its economy has expanded by an impressive 70 percent. Even in economic harsh times Flevolands economy has never stopped showing a positive growth in real terms.

When a business is looking for expansion possibilities abroad, they look to settle their foreign business in an environment which offers the best circumstances. Flevoland is offering you:

  • ample space right in the centre of Europe
  • a highly skilled, multilingual work force
  • a number of world-class R&D facilities
  • a wide network of organizations for support and advice
  • world class universities within a range of 100 kilometers.

Some figures:

    • The number of companies has grown over 40 percent.
    • There was a threefold increase in the number of jobs in twenty five years time.
    • Each year, over 3,000 people decide to start their own business, underlining the dynamic economic conditions in our region.
    • Flevoland has a vibrant and innovative business climate. Research shows that over 40 percent of its companies are actively involved in innovation, particularly in new services and products.
    • Over the last few years, Flevolands companies filed over 180 patent applications.
    • For its efforts in the area of innovation, Flevolands companies are rewarded with a fiscal program of over 30 million euro ($ 40 million) annually by the Dutch fiscal authority. The regional authority also actively stimulates innovation with the Program for Technological and Environmental Innovation (TMI).


This project is partly financed with support from the European Fund for Regional Development from The European Comission and province of Flevoland.


McCain Foods Holland

“McCain Foods Holland B.V. has three sites in the Netherlands; factories in Lelystad and Lewedorp and an office in Hoofddorp. Our Lelystad (Flevoland) factory is located close to the potatoes; they are grown in our back garden so to speak ...


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