We’re beyond proud to say that the European Union has once again named Utrecht as Europe’s most competitive region. Over 70 indicators – including macroeconomic stability, infrastructure, health, education, human capital, market size, technological readiness, business sophistication, and innovation – are used to compare regions across Europe. In fact, Utrecht has consistently achieved top marks in the three-yearly Regional Competitiveness Index, or RCI, and more than measures up against regions such as Paris and Stockholm.
The best place to live and work. In all of Europe!
Regional competitiveness index
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What is it exactly that puts Utrecht ahead of the game? Even more than being a place that supports job creation, economic and personal growth, improved quality of life and sustainable development? We think it’s our welcoming, inclusive attitude and personal approach. Our dedicated teams are here to support all your endeavours and help you feel right at home.
Give your business a boost by setting up shop in the number one most competitive region in Europe. Our Team International will help you establish, relocate, or expand your business to the Heart of Health.
As the leading region for innovation, Utrecht boasts a broad network of enterprising communities. Startup Utrecht Region can help you access the capital injections and talent you need to get your business going.
Ease into your new life with the support of our International Welcome Centre. From helping you obtain your residence permit to familiarising you with life in Utrecht, we’ll help you find your way around.
With a market size well above the European average and outstanding accessibility, Utrecht is the perfect location for your next event. The Utrecht Convention Bureau offers independent advice and connects you with the right partners.