Washington, D.C., not only serves as the political heart of the United States but also offers a diverse range of business opportunities.
The Washington metropolitan area, often coined the DC, Maryland & Virginia (DMV) area, has a population of 6.2 million, making it the sixth-largest area in the US. The city is most famous for its political position in the world, however, the DC metro area is home to more than 1,000 internationally owned companies. It is a thriving market place for ideas and innovation, due in part to the opportunities for federal contracting and the high percentage of college graduates.
There is a vibrant startup culture in the city and D.C. ranks among the top 20 global startup ecosystems. Cybersecurity startups have increasingly located themselves in the area and can draw on a regional population of cyber-related engineers three times larger than the rest of the country combined.
Washington, D.C.’s unique blend of economic diversity and influence makes it a dynamic place for business ventures This is amplified by the business opportunities in surrounding Maryland and Virginia : i.a. in tech such as cyber , quantum, govtech, defense / space but also in agro-food , horticulture and LSH. The greater DMV area offers many promising opportunities for Dutch business.
- Life Science and Health
- Aerospace and Defence
- E-Commerce and Logistics
- Water and Resilience
- Agro-food, Horticulture and LSH
Many Dutch companies have found their way to DC and have an office that includes their US government relations team, such as Philips, Aegon-Transamerica, Shell, Heineken, and Signify.
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10:00 – 11:00 EST
16:00 – 17:00 CET
Mr. Evert Jan Schouwstra, Managing Director
World Trade Center, Leeuwarden
Promotional Video Presentation by Destination DC
“There’s Only One DC”
Opening Remarks – Overview of WTCDC Ecosystem
Ms. Allyson Browne McKithen, Executive Director
World Trade Center, Washington DC
Message by H. E. Birgitta Tazelaar (Video)
Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States
Opportunities and Sectors of Interest in the DMV
Remarks by the Embassy of the Netherlands
“Doing Business in the US – Opportunities for Dutch businesses the DMV area”, Deputy Chief of Mission (TBC)
Interview with a Dutch Company based in Greater Washington Area – Discussion of Opportunities and US Business Culture
Questions and Answer Session
Closing Remarks, WTC Leeuwarden