Utrecht Region one of Europe’s most competitive regions
According to the European Commission, the region is once again one of the most competitive regions in Europe. The EU Regional Competitiveness Index (RCI) 2019 ranks Utrecht joint second with London. Stockholm is number one. Since the RCI was launched in 2010, Utrecht has been ranked one of the most competitive regions in Europe. The region has continually achieved high scores, across the entire scope of the survey. In fact, it was the leading region in both 2010 and 2013.
The index rates the competitiveness of 268 European regions on the basis of more than 70 indicators. These indicators relate to factors such as innovation, accessibility, digital infrastructure, education, health and the job market. Read more about how Utrecht scores on the various indicators in our brochure, including clear infographics, graphs and stories of Utrecht companies and institutions.