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U.S.–Dutch Trade Supports 700,000 American Jobs

According to a report from the Dutch Embassy in the United States, trade with the Netherlands supports more than 700,000 American jobs. Texas, California, and Massachusetts benefit the most from U.S.-Dutch trade relations.

"The report makes clear that many American jobs are the result of trade and foreign investment. While not underestimating the importance of emerging markets, this report shows how important existing economic ties are and continue to be for growth and recovery. Our strong economic bond has been forged by four centuries of shared ideals, business values and a commitment to entrepreneurism," said Dutch Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos.

The Netherlands is America's third biggest investor, with $237.9 billion of investments in the United States. The United States is the Netherlands' biggest foreign investor, with $471.5 billion of investments in the Dutch nation.

Dutch companies that support this trade relationship include Heineken, ING, Royal Dutch Shell, and Unilever.

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