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Eindhoven is doing well across the border. They even talk about ‘the wonder of Eindhoven’ in South Africa, China and Prague, according to mayor John Jorritsma. At the High Tech Next information day held at the High Tech Campus, he made it clear to the public that this is mainly due to sound economic figures. For example, in 2018 the economy grew faster in the Brainport region than in the rest of the Netherlands. (3.3 % versus 2.6 %), the mayor recounted in last week’s best read article. Eindhoven is also ahead of the rest of The Netherlands as far as private-sector investment in R&D is concerned. Approximately 30% of that investment was made in the City of Lights in 2017. Impressive figures that the rest of the world has also taken notice of.

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Author profile picture Milan Lenters is a writer and editor. Through IO, he got to know his native city Eindhoven in a different way and sometimes looks with amazement at the many stories that lie ahead.