VNO-NCW, the largest employers organisation in The Netherlands, MKB-Nederland (SME) and LTO Nederland advocate a 100 billion euro public-private fund to invest for example in innovation, digitalisation, security, and infrastructure. Aim is to stimulate further economic growth. According to the employers organisations the cooperation between businesses, government and involved partners is the strenght of The Netherlands. Read the article (in Dutch)
The Dutch security cluster HSD supports this call and believes that the next Dutch Cabinet needs to invest in a secure digital economy and critical infrastructures, as mentioned by Wim Kuijken in the FD and BNR interview and available via the HSD narrative. By investing in innovative security solutions in the field of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics in the region The Hague alone 500 extra jobs were created from 2012 to 2014.
The employers organisations advocate that the next Dutch Cabinet has to invest 7,5 billion on a yearly basis. In addition, an investment fund with 100 billion euros of pension funds and other institutional investors has to be created. To support this initiative, the employers organisations launched the campaign NL Next Level. Watch the video and brochure here.