The Economic Development Board Almere (EDBA) is the city's primary agency that plans and executes strategies to make Almere (and with it the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area) a complelling (inter)national hub for businesses and investment across key economic clusters.
The EDBA promotes links between organisations as government, businesses, research and education (the triple helix) in order to develop the human, intellectual, financial and cultural capital needed to create a vibrant, selfsustaining evnironment for enterprises of all sizes. Five economic clusters were designed to develop into the drivers of Almere's economy.
Almere offers a great deal of space for the realization of business premises and offices. All the preconditions for ambitious companies and entrepreneurs are present, such as great accessibility, as well as a rapidly growing labour force. Being a part of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, Almere is in the vicinity of two international airports, the port of Amsterdam and a plethora of railway and motorway connections. Important business facilities, such as the high-quality fiber optic network, have proven to be important location advantages.
Almere is one of four members of Amsterdam inbusiness, a cooperation between the foreign investment agencies of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Almere and Haarlemmermeer. Amsterdam inbusiness has the experience, the resources and the expertise to manage and address the specific operational and technical demands of companies that are relocating or expanding their activities into the Netherlands and the Amsterdam area. As a non-profit organisation, it provides free tailor-made professional support to organisations across all key business sectors before, during and after their arrival in the Netherlands.