A team from the Dutch Consulate in San Francisco will be operating from Phoenix for three days, interacting on topics such as semiconductors, life sciences and health, and trade.
Consul General Dirk Jansen and his team will meet with Phoenix officials and businesses to discuss business opportunities and innovation, as well as education and talent development.
There will also be an opportunity for Dutch citizens to renew their passports in Phoenix later this week.
The Netherlands, despite its small population, attracts a lot of foreign investment in the US and is the European capital for outdoor and apparel as well as technology and circular economy.
Arizona exports more than $805 million in goods to the Netherlands, supporting more than 13,500 jobs in Arizona. In 2021, Dutch-US economic ties supported an estimated 955,000 US jobs.
Consul General Dirk Jansen: “The Netherlands and Phoenix share a passion for innovation and sustainability. Dutch companies such as ASML, NXP, Arcadis and ASM are all based in Arizona. Add to that the above are of Dutch descent and you can see why the Netherlands and the Grand Canyon State share a strong bond, and I look forward to strengthening this friendship during my visit to the Phoenix area. ”
Honorary consul Odette Bakker, the Dutch representative in Phoenix, said the visit had given special attention to the chip industry. “They call Arizona a ‘semiconductor desert.'” Like the Netherlands in Europe, it is the center of the semiconductor industry in the United States. Over 110 chip companies are based in Arizona and employ thousands of Arizonas. This offers the Netherlands and its strong semiconductor industry many opportunities to seek partnerships and exchange knowledge and expertise. We look forward to bringing Dutch and American companies together. “
For more information, please contact the Dutch Consulate General Sietze Vermeulen at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 415-866-5572.
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