A sound investment climate has a positive effect on economic growth. Businesses are – also in periods of recession – the primary source of wealth creation. Decisions about where to invest are increasingly taken on a global scale. Therefore, governments of individual countries are asking themselves the question: How competitive is my country for present and potential investors? This publication outlines the investment climate in the Netherlands using more than one hundred indicators. A systematic comparison is drawn between the position of the Netherlands and a fixed group of nineteen other countries. This publication was compiled on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and constitutes the fourth edition. It is the first one fully in English.