Monday 27 March 2023 the European Commission announced that Utrecht is the most competitive region of Europe. The European Commission officially revealed the results of the Regional Competitiveness Index 2022 in Brussels.
Published every three years, RCI ranks Europe’s capital and commercial regions on indicators including macroeconomic stability, infrastructure, health, education, human capital, market size, technological readiness, business sophistication, and innovation. Utrecht has consistently featured in the top 3 since the Index was introduced, and achieves first place for the third time.
Researchers have compared 234 regions in Europe on the basis of 70 indicators. Utrecht scores especially high on education, innovation and market size. In addition, the labor market opportunities of young people in Utrecht are very high compared to other regions. As is the percentage of employed women, which is related to their high level of education. More about the results: heartofhealth.com/rci
It is Utrecht’s mission to create a lasting, positive change. In which people can live a better and more fulfilling life in an environment that promotes their wellbeing. This number one position in the RCI emphasizes all the effort of companies, knowledge institutions and governments to create a healthy business climate and prosperity for Utrecht and its citizens. Utrecht, Heart of Health.
Knowledge events and knowledge sharing make an important contribution to a healthy business climate. With a market size well above average, good accessibility and extensive knowledge in the field of life sciences & health and sustainability, Utrecht is an excellent choice for conferences and events. The region and city offer a variety of options in terms of location, accommodations and social program options.
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