Medische fact finding missie 

Leren en kansen vinden!

Voorjaar 2018 | Locatie: Houston 

Onze partners, Peter Post en Mieke Flierhuis, van de Task Force Health Care zijn begin maart naar Texas gekomen, om samen met het NBSO, tijdens een fact finding missie alles te leren over de ins en outs van de life science and health sector in Texas. We hebben verschillende leiders uit alle facetten van de industrie ontmoet, waaronder de Texas Health and Human Services Commission en belangrijke ziekenhuizen zoals MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann en Houston Methodist.

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April 13, 2018

De balans opgemaakt na Harvey 

Wat kunnen we doen?

6 december 2017 | Een bericht van Houston Chronical, David Hunn and Ryan Maye Handy

Nadat orkaan Harvey de regio van Houston letterlijk heeft overstroomd, kwamen de vragen: wat kunnen we doen om dit in de toekomst te voorkomen? Hoe kunnen we onze regio beter beschermen?

De Houston Chronicle organiseerde een open forum dat bezocht werd door ruim 500 betrokken mensen. In deze bijeenkomst zijn vele opties geopperd. De twee meest van belang zijnde oplossingen die naar voren kwamen zijn:​

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December 29, 2017 Categories: Texas Water

De groepsvordering (class action) in het Nederlands recht 

Een paar praktische inzichten

Donderdag, 26 oktober 2017 | Locatie: NBSO

Samen met Houthoff heeft NBSO een lunchbijeenkomst georganiseerd over de praktische aspecten van het Nederlandse systeem van groepsvorderingen (class action) en de gevolgen daarvan voor dergelijke vorderingen in de Verenigde Staten. Nadat Harvey Houston heeft getroffen, wordt het duidelijk dat er een verhoogd risico bestaat voor Amerikaanse en internationale bedrijven om betrokken te raken in een class action. Albert Knigge, directeur van Houthoff, is gespecialiseerd als verdediger in dergelijke geschillen. Tijdens de bijeenkomst heeft hij de dreigingen maar ook kansen besproken van de groepsvorderingen volgens Nederlands recht.

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December 20, 2017 Categories: Juridisch

Firms chosen for Houston-Dallas bullet train 

Bullet train moves forward

Texas Central, Augustus 2017

Backers of a Texas bullet train are moving to the next stop, selecting a team to build the Houston-to-Dallas line, despite not having a clear shot – yet – at construction.

Texas Central on Monday morning announced it reached agreement with Irving-based Fluor Enterprises and The Lane Construction Corporation, based in Connecticut, for further refinement and study of the proposed route. Once financing for the project, expected to cost at least $12 billion, is secured and federal approvals are obtained, the companies would then be the primary design-builders of the line.

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August 16, 2017 Categories: Innovation Mobility

Greg Abbott: Toyota's grand opening in Plano symbolizes the success of the Texas growth engine  

Celebration of a milestone

Juli 2017 | Gov. Greg Abbott

Today we celebrate another milestone marking the incredible momentum of Texas' continuing economic expansion. Toyota Motor North America joins Hulu, Jacobs Engineering, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kubota, Jamba Juice, Sabre and many other innovative industry leaders who have decided to go big in Texas.

Our greatest natural resource in the Lone Star State is the hardworking people of Texas. And that work ethic draws global leaders like Toyota to Texas every day. With the second-largest workforce in the nation at more than 13 million strong, Texas continues to be a national leader in job creation. In fact, more Texans have jobs today than ever before, even as more people are moving here every year from states that overtax and overregulate.

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July 05, 2017 Categories: Economy Innovation

Agriculture in Texas 

Some stats

Juni 2017 | Agriculture in Texas

Texas, known for its steak, longhorns and in the Netherlands for Boer Olke, has a lot to offer when it comes to agricultural businesses. Since the '80's a lot of Dutch farmers has established themselves in Texas to build their farms.

A few facts about Agriculture in Texas:

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June 30, 2017 Categories: Economy Texas

The W-8BEN-E form 

Belastingen: het kan niet leuker gemaakt worden

Juni 2017 | IRS

The W-8BEN-E form is a common form that needs to be filed by foreign entities who generate income in the US. Foreign entities are subject to U.S. tax at a 30% rate (the foreign-person withholding rate) on income they receive from U.S. sources.

In most cases the clients of your company are asking you to fill out a W-8BEN-E form, since the client is the payer of the withholding income and may rely on a properly completed Form W-8BEN-E to treat a payment associated with the Form W-8BEN-E as a payment to a foreign person who beneficially owns the amounts paid. If applicable, the withholding agent may rely on the Form W-8BEN-E to apply a reduced rate of, or exemption from, withholding. Provide Form W-8BEN-E to your client before income is paid or credited to you.

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June 30, 2017 Categories: Economy

GM is bringing new jobs to Texas 

850 new jobs coming to Arlington

Juni 2017 | Arlington, Texas

Since January 6, 1954 the general motors Arlington Assembly plant has been building world-class vehicles in Texas. A few days ago, GM announced to build new supplier facilities near their existing GM plant, resulting in 850 new jobs coming to Arlington. 

Despite the blazing heat, a small crowd gathered Friday for the groundbreaking for a new General Motors facility in Arlington. Among the crowd was Republican Sen. Ted Cruz who was immediately surrounded by a gaggle of local media before taking the stage.  
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June 28, 2017 Categories: Economy

The State of Houston’s Global Economy 

Event by the Greater Houston Partnership

Maandag 22 mei 2017 | Greater Houston Partnership

Houston's economy

On Monday 5/22/2017, the Greater Houston Partnership hosted an event called ‘The State of Houston’s Global Economy’ so it’s members could get the latest global economic outlook.

The event featured a morning panel discussion among three executives who lead global institutions in Houston, Renu Khator, Chancellor and President, University of Houston, Jean-Francois Poupeau, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Schlumberger and Manolo Sánchez, Chairman, BBVA Compass. The mediator of this panel was Bob Harvey, President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership.

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May 25, 2017 Categories: Innovation

The City of Waco 

Mei 2017 | Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce

Waco is a lesser known city in the heartland of Texas. The City of Waco is located in the heart of the Texas manufacturing and technology corridor on Interstate Highway 35, just 90 miles south of Dallas and 100 miles north of Austin.

The city was founded in 1849 by the Huaco Indians that lived on the land in the present-day downtown area. Waco is the county seat of McLennan County. The US Census 2016 population estimate for the Waco MSA is 265,207, making it the 22nd-most populous city in the state. Waco offers some major attractions, five historic homes, seven recreational venues, and nine arts organizations staging theatrical and musical productions, as well as art exhibitions.

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May 12, 2017 Categories: Economy
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