National and international companies The Netherlands has once again proven itself to be a good breeding ground for both national and international companies, as follows from various figures and results of research reports as published by the government just before new year. The economy draws a rosy picture, with a steady growth and falling levels of unemployment. Consumers and businesses are confident. The Netherlands is among the happiest and most prosperous countries in the world. And the list goes on. The Netherlands takes a fourth place in the list of countries with the most competitive economy in the world. Innovation-wise the Netherlands proves to be a solid partner. Not only has the Netherlands set course to achieve a green economy to be proud of, but it also possesses the most stimulating business climate in the world.