‘Hey Breda,’ is a warm and enthusiastic greeting from our city. With ‘Hey Breda” the city of Breda shares their economic policy and plans and invites everyone with inspiring and creative business concepts to participate. To work together toward our common goal: a commercially vibrant, innovative and ‘greener’ Breda in which the economy is reinforced on all levels using imagination and the innovative application of new technology.
Qualities and challenges
The city of Breda has much to offer. People enjoy living and working here. That isn’t surprising since Breda has a lovely domestic ambience with a beautiful historic city center, a favorable business climate with good international connections and a varied economic structure. Large numbers of students also choose Breda, with ground-breaking programs at the best colleges in the Netherlands. This provides Breda’s businesses with a bright talent pool of rich and varied knowledge.
Breda can embrace the future by utilizing these advantages together with entrepreneurs, educators and government. Global signs of major changes are emerging: new technologies, climate and energy issues, the shifting of economic power. Additional efforts are needed to adapt our business economy—currently consisting to a large extent of traditional small-and-medium enterprises—to the challenges of the techno-digital era and to provide a sustainable economic base in the future, providing jobs for all citizens of Breda.
Economic vision, our ambition
Our objective is to have Breda excel in 2030 as an ‘international hotspot for applied technology and creativity.’ Businesses, educational institutions and the government will form a lively and effective ecosystem with a common goal of strengthening the economy and formulating innovative solutions to social challenges. The economy is thus broadly strengthened; employment, income and prosperity among Breda’s citizens are enhanced and the city becomes more commercially vibrant, innovative and sustainable.
The strategy has three parts. Applied innovation, with a focus on technology and creativity, will be utilized as an impulse to reach even beyond future-proofing: to become true trendsetters! In addition, we are going to strengthen the urban and regional ecosystem for entrepreneurs, to allow them to take more risks in business. Finally, we will strengthen our good business climate with more hospitality, culture and experience, to attract companies and visitors and tie talent as an innovative city. These are not just ambitions. They are concrete plans and actions to economically strengthen Breda as an international, green and welcoming city. Where government, education and entrepreneurs work enthusiastically and intensively together towards a sunny future for Breda, and an excellent milieu and home base for the business community.
Six different programs are further elaborated upon in this website. This information is only available in Dutch. Information about establishing your business in Breda can be found on www.bredabusiness.com.
If you have questions or ideas concerning our economic policy and projects, we are happy to hear from you. Please contact:
Marcelle den Hooglander
tel: +31 76 5293758