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

Geothermal energy 

Great potential

Mei 2017 | 


Next to hydropower and biomass, geothermal energy is the largest renewable energy resource in the U.S.  Harvesting geothermal energy distinguishes between energy gained from two or three km deep under the ground and from energy gained from approximately 100 m under the ground.

The deeper the exploration the higher the temperature required. The United States have the most geothermal power of the world. Texas has the potential to contribute 10% to the United States’ geothermal energy potential. Currently, geothermal energy production in Texas is less than 1%.

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May 12, 2017

OTC 2017 

From May 1- May 4, the yearly Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) was hosted at the NRG stadium in Houston. Despite the current price of oil at $40[/bbl], a lot of Offshore Technology Companies were still present at this event. Organized by the IRO (The association of Dutch suppliers in the oil and gas industry and offshore renewable industry), the Dutch presence was remarkable again this year with 46 Dutch companies, an estimated amount of 500 Dutch visitors and a very noticeable orange Holland Pavilion, spread out over 1000 m2 in the NRG Stadium.

The overall conclusion of the exhibitors at the OTC is that the conference is better visited this year in comparison to last year. The OTC is seen as an event where you have to be present as an Offshore company, since high-level representatives of the companies will be present on the exhibition as well. However, the first analyses show that the event is that the attendance of the OTC fell again this year. 

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May 12, 2017

King's Day 2017 was a huge succes! 

King's Day in Houston: 200 guests, 500 bitterballen, 100 kroketten, 450 sate's, 300 stroopwafels and lots of orange. It was a huge success. A new tradition has arisen

Thank you all for joining us in celebrating King’s Day on April 27th. We hope you had a fantastic evening. For those who were not able to join us, we hope to see you next year! For sure, a new tradition has arisen.

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May 05, 2017

Fort Hood 

Fort Hood is a U.S. army base, located in Killeen, Texas. The post is named after Confederate General John Bell Hood. It is located halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles (100 km) from each, within the U.S. state of Texas.

Fort Hood is an installation of the United States Army and is the largest military base in the world (by area). Its origin was the need for wide-open space to test and train with World War II tank destroyers. Fort Hood is the most populous U.S. military installation in the world. The main business area is in Bell County, with the training countryside area of the post in Coryell County.

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April 07, 2017
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