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Innovating in Agri-food

The Netherlands is the second-largest exporter of agri-food products in the world and is also responsible for 80 percent of all innovations in the horticulture sector. Limburg is a big part of this agricultural powerhouse with the second-largest horticultural region in Europe centered around the province of Limburg, Greenport Venlo.

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3,900
companies
46,555
Jobs
8%
of total employment
€1 bln
turnover per year

The Logistics Hotspot!

The province of Limburg, and specifically the Venlo region, has been one of the hotspots for logistics operations in Europe for many years. The two biggest ports of Europe – Rotterdam and Antwerp – both use the Venlo region as their connection to the European hinterland. The many multimodal connection points in the province provide the ideal infrastructure situation for serving the regional and international market at the same time!

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2,060
companies
69,000
Jobs
12,4%
of total employment
€4,7 bln
GDP in Limburg

Life Sciences and Health for a Better Future

The life sciences and health sector is a an important player in the regional economy of Limburg, providing close to 20 percent of the total employment in the province. With a key medical focus on cardiology and cardiovascular diseases, there is also a lot of expertise in the fields of regenerative medicine, bio implants for orthopedics and the spine, as well as eye care medication.

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300
companies
94,400
Jobs
18.3%
of total employment
18.000
LSH students

Chemicals and the Materials of Tomorrow

Limburg has a significant and well-established chemical sector, which is a big part of the regional economy providing roughly 20 percent of the total industrial employment in the province. The focus is on the materials of tomorrow and specifically on performance materials, biomedical solutions, and sustainable chemical processes.

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240
companies
12,430
Jobs
12.1%
of total employment
1,500
visitors p/day @ Chemelot Campus

Shared and Smart Services

Due to the multilingual nature of our province, Limburg developed as a region specialized in customer service. Over the years this has developed into more data-driven smart services with an educational focus to which all the big companies located here contributed. This created the Smart Service Campus in Heerlen, leading in data research and one of seven artificial intelligence (AI) hubs in the Netherlands. 

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750
companies
75,000
Jobs
14.3%
of total employment
€6 bln
GDP in Limburg

High-tech Systems for Global Customers

The Limburg innovative industrial business community has a strong presence. The high-tech systems sector in Limburg develops and produces high-end products, components, smart materials, and services for customers worldwide. High-tech products manufactured in Limburg are intelligent, precise, and efficient; on a global scale these products are applied in medical devices, semiconductors, automotives, logistics systems, aircraft, satellites, and energy units. 

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2,650
companies
59,000
Jobs
12%
of total employment
€5.6 bln
GDP in Limburg