Growth booked in Dutch security cluster
- 21 April 2017
- 18 May 2017
According to figures in a Policy Research Corporation report on the economic potential of The Hague Security Delta (HSD), the security cluster booked large growth in 2016.
Last year 1,000 new jobs were created in the security sector and revenue increased by 4.8% up to a total sum of € 7.2 billion. The added value of this sector to the national economy grew 6.2% up to a total sum of € 3.8 billion. This growth is higher than the national average of 2.1%. In order to maintain this growth it will be vital to continue investing in this cluster.
The Dutch security cluster has 3 important regional cores in Twente, Brabant and The Hague, where the HSD Campus is located. The biggest growth will be realised within these cores.
The Hague region
Figures show that the region of The Hague welcomed 31 new security organisations and 400 new jobs in 2016. The 406 organisations are good for 15,200 jobs and generate a revenue of € 2.27 billion, including an added value of € 1.23 billion to the Dutch economy.
According to Deputy Mayor Saskia Bruines (Knowledge Economy, International, Youth and Education), ‘It is great to see that the HSD Campus gives this spin-off. The security domain creates many job opportunities for our region, in particular when all jobs at security services, such as the National Police and Fire Department, are included as well (13,200).’
More information can be found at www.thehaguesecuritydelta.com.