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OvErviEw

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The province of Noord-Holland is leveraging its climate, location and research community to be a leader in areas from seed genetics to renewable energy. Unsurprisingly, this has had investors sitting up and taking notice, as Natasha Turak discovers.

SEEdvallEy

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World-class expertise in plant science makes Noord-Holland’s Seed Valley an agribusiness powerhouse with generations of experience to call upon. Natasha Turak pays a visit.

NOOrd-HOllaNdviCE-gOvErNOriNTErviEw

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Noord-Holland’s vice-governor tells fDi a story of success built on hard work.

agribuSiNESS

06

Diverse tenants and an innovative approach to energy efficiency are making Noord-Holland business site Agriport A7 a new kind of business hub.

ENErgy

08 October/November 2015

For a small region, Noord-Holland has a wide range of tempting investment opportunities in power generation, from wind turbines to nuclear reactors, as Natasha Turak finds.

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noord-Holland Seed Valley

Growth project: covering 370 hectares, Seed Valley is 40% greenhouses

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From the ground up noord-hollandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice-governor tells Natasha turak a story of success built on hard work

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