Dutch artists, creatives head for SXSW 2016 

More than 45 Dutch artists, creatives, and companies will participate in the music, film, and interactive programs of South by Southwest (SXSW) March 11-20. Innovation in art, technology, and music thrives in the Netherlands. Dutch creatives in the fields of virtual reality, gaming, music, film, design, and transmedia storytelling will take the stage in Austin, Texas, where SXSW presents the ideal platform for the Dutch to celebrate their Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans March 06, 2016 Categories: Austin

If a storm hits Houston...... 

protection is less costly than recovery
In 2008, Hurricane Ike slammed the Houston-Galveston region, making landfall on the Texas coast with maximum sustained winds of 112 miles per hour and storm surge of 12-15 feet. Even though the Houston-Galveston region avoided the predicted direct hit, Hurricane Ike killed 80 people and caused economic damages totaling over $39 billion. Imagine the consequences if Ike had made a direct hit. The clock continues to tick. Major hurricanes Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans March 04, 2016 Categories: Economy Water

BNR Nieuwsradio  

In alle staten
BNR Nieuwsradio grijpt de Amerikaanse verkiezingsstrijd aan om het ondernemersklimaat in alle 50 staten te onderzoeken. Iedere week lichten ze een andere staat uit. Per staat kunt u luisteren naar de radio uitzending, vindt u een korte samenvatting en leest u verhalen van Nederlandse ondernemers, tips & tricks van locals en een speciale column van Bernard Hammelburg. Op 1 maart stond de staat Texas centraal. Derk de Vos heeft Lees meer
 
March 03, 2016

New Year's reception 

On the 27th of January the NBSO organized a New Year's reception together with the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Rotterdam. Highlight of the evening was the key-note by Allard Castelein, CEO and President of the Port of Rotterdam. Allard addressed the audience with an insightful speech about the Port of Rotterdam, recent developments and changes in the market, opportunities and challenges and the way ahead. The Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans January 27, 2016

Port XL- World port accelerator 

PortXL- World port accelerator showed us its mentorship driven innovation program to accelerate startups from all over the world, focusing on port related industries. Their experienced team works with a proven formula, based on over seven years of experience of the highly acclaimed global accelerator network. An intensive 100-day mentorship-driven program accelerates ten exclusively selected start-ups. PortXL also offers an ecosystem Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans January 26, 2016

Port of Houston Surpasses 2 Million TEU Mark in 2015 

The Port of Houston has for the first time ever handled more than 2 million TEU in 2015, the Port of Houston Authority announced Thursday.The new record beats the previous yearly record of 1.96 million TEU set in 2014. “We are so pleased to witness this significant milestone in the port’s history as we continue to strive to advance the Port of Houston and solidify its position as America’s distribution hub today and for generations to Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans December 17, 2015 Categories: Economy

The largest medical centre of the world is the Texas Medical Center in Houston 

106.000 employees, 7.2 million anual visitors at 1345 hectare.
Forbes: If random Americans were surveyed about what they thought was the nation’s–and world’s–largest medical center, they might have predictable answers. Among the guesses would be the Cleveland Clinic or the Mayo Clinic, or something out of America’s most culturally-notable cities, like New York-Presbyterian Hospital. But they would be wrong. The answer lies in a lesser-known center that sits within a city of underrated economic Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans December 17, 2015 Categories: Health

Texas strong: Economy remains resilient as oil prices fall 

Oil prices can't mess with Texas. Some economists warned last year that Texas could slide into a recession in 2015 as oil prices tanked. Last week, prices hit a 6-year low to $42, down from $100 a barrel a year ago. But Texas added jobs in five of the first six months this year. The state's 4.2% unemployment rate has actually ticked down a little this year, and it's well below the nation's 5.3% rate, according to the Federal Reserve Lees meer
 
August 26, 2015 Categories: Texas

The Texas 'economic miracle' is far from finished 

Freedom is the intangible but very real promise of Texas that encourages businesses to grow in the Lone Star State. It's no surprise Texas is again ranked the best state for business—for the 11th year in a row—according to Chief Executive's survey of the nation's top CEOs. Businesses succeed in Texas because we've built a framework that allows free enterprise to flourish. Less government, lower taxes, smarter regulations and right-to-work Lees meer
 
June 25, 2015 Categories: Economy

Austin verslaat Silicon Valley 

Austin verslaat San Jose en San Francisco uit Silicon Valley als de Amerikaanse stad met de meeste start ups in 2015. De Kauffman Index heeft deze gegevens vorige week bekend gemaakt. Austin, de thuisbasis van South by Southwest (SXSW) waar ieder jaar in maart duizenden ondernemers en vernieuwers bijeenkomen, krijgt er iedere maand bijna 4.900 nieuwe ondernemers bij. Ongeveer 80% van de mensen stoppen met hun baan, om een eigen bedrijf op Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans June 18, 2015 Categories: Austin
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