Belgium Business Confidence Unexpectedly Improves In October

The improvement was especially visible in Belgium’s manufacturing industry. (RTTNews) – Belgium business confidence improved in October, defying expectations for a weakening, survey data from the National Bank of Belgium showed on Friday. The business confidence index climbed to -8.5 from -10.8 in September. Economists had expected a score of -11.5. The survey was conducted …
Belgium Business Confidence Unexpectedly Improves In October

Tour de Flanders – Revisited

Now for something completely different…. Like everyone, the lockdown for coronavirus has driven me crazy. As soon as legally possible, I snuck away from work and rode the route of the first Tour de Flanders. Below is a little something I wrote about the experience, and here are some pictures. Recycling the 1913 Tour de …
Tour de Flanders – Revisited

Brexit Brings The Netherlands New Companies

Roughly 1 in 5 of the new nearly 400 new companies arriving in The Netherlands last year came due to Brexit, a new study says. The study, released by the Dutch foreign investment agency NFIA, says a total of 140 companies have entered Holland due to Brexit, and will create an 4,000 jobs as a …
Brexit Brings The Netherlands New Companies

A Sampler of BeneluxConnect’s Activities

BeneluxConnect visits trade shows, sector meetings, civic clubs and other venues to make connections and build relationships for our clients. Here’s a sampling of the events where BeneluxConnect has been building relationships. Paris Air Show Frankfurt Auto Show Anuga Food and Beverage Trade Show – Cologne BIO International SelectUSA Flanders Make Seminar Day – Brussels …
A Sampler of BeneluxConnect’s Activities

Flanders Leads in Tech Startups

A new report finds that Flanders accounted for nearly 70% of all tech startup jobs in Belgium. The report results from work by Hiva, KU Leuven’s Research Institute for Work and Society, and Sirris, a Brussels-based center for tech industry information. According to a report in The Bulletin, the research found that 1,353 tech start-ups …
Flanders Leads in Tech Startups

Atlanta Incubator Nears $1 Billion in Funding

Atlanta Tech Village has raised $893 million since its founding seven years ago and expects to crest $1 billion later this year, according to AtlantaInno, a news site for the city’s entrepreneurs. The incubator’s members raised about $110 million in 2019 alone, a 14% increase over the prior year, the report said. According to AtlantaInno, …
Atlanta Incubator Nears $1 Billion in Funding

EU Reminds US States of Economic Impact

The EU sent a pointed reminder to US states of the costs of a potential trade war . In a report issued late last month, the European Union says it accounts for more than 600,000 jobs and more than $200 billion in investment in the the Carolinas and Georgia. The study and an accompanying website, …
EU Reminds US States of Economic Impact

FDI Surges in The Netherlands

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) surged in 2018 in The Netherlands, creating nearly 10,000 jobs, about 20 percent attributed directly to Brexit, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) announced. The NFIA and its regional partners helped bring 372 projects to the country, accounting for 2.85 billion Euros and 9847 jobs, according to the NFIA. Of those, …
FDI Surges in The Netherlands

Kortrijk Biennale Interieur Celebrates 50 Years of Design

The  Kortrijk Biennale Interieur celebrated 50 years in October of its internationally acclaimed design festival. The week-long  exhibition has enabled the West Flanders city to move from a dying textile capital to a vibrant creative center. For this 26th version of the festival, the Biennale was shortened from 10 days to five (Oct. 18-22). Still …
Kortrijk Biennale Interieur Celebrates 50 Years of Design

Belgian Food Companies Create New Beer for Kortrijk

Two Belgian food industry companies have combined forces to create a new beer for Kortrijk using the town’s own river water, a Belgian newsletter reports. Made in West Flanders says that Agristo, a large West Flanders potato processor, and De Watergroep, Flanders’ largest drinking water company, are working with Toye brewery to use water from …
Belgian Food Companies Create New Beer for Kortrijk