Why Utrecht Region?

Step into the thriving Utrecht Region. Although The Netherlands might seem a small country, it’s still a challenge to find a new home with the best fit for your business. Let us welcome you to the centre of it, where it all comes together. Utrecht ranks number one in the Regional Competitiveness Index of the EU (2022). As the leading region for innovation, Utrecht boosts a broad network of enterprising communities.

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A competitive drive

In the most recent European Regional Competitiveness Index, the European Commission has named Utrecht Region the most competitive business region in the Netherlands. We are on par with London, Stockholm and Brussels in terms of higher education, technological readiness and labour market efficiency.

Utrecht Region excels in infrastructure and macroeconomic stability. That is why more than 3000 companies have chosen Utrecht Region as their European business home. – Tom Willebrandts, ROM Utrecht Region


A connected feeling

You will find Utrecht Region at the centre of the Netherlands. Just a half hour by train from Schiphol, the region is easy to reach both nationally and internationally. Trains run day and night to and from Utrecht Central Station, where the world’s largest bicycle parking garage has space for a whopping 12,500 bikes.

From bustling city centres to business parks that supply Europe with high-end solutions and digital innovations, Utrecht Region is where you go to be in touch with the country, the continent and the world.


A smart mindset

Utrecht Region is invested in leading the way to a green future. Pioneers in healthcare, life sciences, digital media and sustainability have made it an innovation hotbed. The best academic institutions in the country work together with forward-thinking businesses to deliver a uniquely skilled workforce.

We cherish our highly educated, internationally minded community, fostering a culture of openness and inclusion. Thanks to its prime location and talent, Utrecht Region is a logical base from which to build your business in Europe.


A healthy life

Getting to Utrecht is easy, but you might find it difficult to leave. The region offers an ideal combination of lively cities, peaceful villages and abundant nature. Discover an open, accessible and welcoming home that can easily be explored by train, foot or bicycle.

Utrecht Region is the best place to live when it comes to healthy urban living and progressive sustainability. Entrepreneurs, innovators and skilled professionals alike are attracted to the region thanks to its innovative solutions and seamless public-private collaboration.

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Looking to research and develop health in the heart of the Netherlands? Contact us to learn more about what Utrecht Region can offer your business.

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About Utrecht Region

Most competitive region in Europe

Second most favoured Dutch region to live in

Utrecht University is ranked #14 among Europe's best universities

145 million consumers within a radius of 500 kilometres

Discover Utrecht Region

Bustling Utrecht Region is home to 1.3 million residents and comprises 26 municipalities. Its largest cities are Utrecht, Amersfoort and Hilversum. Discover the region’s distinctive character and culture in the video below.