Netherlands - Chicago Ties

Business Ties
  • There are an estimated 60 Netherlands-based companies in greater Chicago including: KLM, Royal Ahold, IMC, IKEA, Shell, Suzlon, Unilever and Wolters Kluwer (CCH)
  • There are an estimated 85+ Chicago-area companies in the Netherlands including: Abbott, ITW, Jones Lang LaSalle, Nalco and RR Donnelley
  • Consulate General of the Netherlands in Chicago
  • Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency in Chicago
  • Dutch American Chamber of Commerce
  • There are 14 weekly nonstop departures from Chicago airports to destinations in the Netherlands
  • An estimated 100,000 Dutch-Americans reside in the Chicago area
Recent Expansions
  • IKEA distribution center, Minooka, 2014
  • IMC, trading, several expansions, Chicago
  • Suitsupply, Chicago, 2012
  • LyondellBasell Industries, 2012
  • CEVA group, logistics, O’Hare area, 2011
Total Trade, 2016: US $2.1 billion
  • Total Imports to Illinois, 2016: US $748 million
  • Top Import Categories, 2016: Pharmaceuticals, printing machinery, cocoa, organic chemicals and medical instruments
  • Total Exports from Illinois, 2016: US $1.4 billion
  • Top Export Categories, 2016: Electric machinery, pharmaceuticals, machinery parts, organic and inorganic chemicals