The Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) found that foreign companies have a relatively large contribution to the Dutch economy; 15 percent of employment, 34 percent of turnover, and 30 of R&D investments can be accounted to those companies. The HSD Security Acquisition Platform (SAP) was founded to further strengthen HSD’s position in the world. Several organisations cooperate within this platform to support foreign businesses to establish their security business in the Netherlands and to make use of its strong network and business environment; a secure gateway to Europe.
SAP exists of:
- Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
- The Hague Business Agency (former: WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency)
- Municipality of The Hague
- Chamber of Commerce
- The Hague Marketing
- HSD Office