To EU-standards, our region is quite densely populated. In the years to come until 2040, the population in the area is expected to grow slightly as a result of demographic trends. The people in the region live and work in a region where urban and rural landscapes are well balanced. The structure of the economy reflects the national economy to a great extent. There is no single dominant business sector. Compared to other regions in the Netherlands, sectors like agro-food oriented R&D, high-tech systems and materials, energy production and healthcare are well represented.
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