The Utrecht Region continues among the absolute pinnacle of Europe’s most competitive regions. According to the European Commission (EC), Utrecht is ranked equal second, close behind London and ahead of regions such as Paris and Frankfurt. The index was compiled on the basis of over seventy indicators. These relate to topics including innovation, accessibility, digital infrastructure, education, health and the labour market.
According to the Commission, the Utrecht Region is among the European leaders in the field of education and the labour market. In order to retain this position, however, considerable investments will have to be made during the next few years, to ensure that the skills of Utrecht’s working population adequately match labour market demands. The same applies when it comes to rendering Utrecht attractive to talent from abroad. Furthermore, a higher level of enrolment in IT courses is essential if we are to remain competitive.
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