Mayor Jacobs with consul of the Netherlands

Consul of the Netherlands Visits Orange County


Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County’s Office of Economic Development met recently with Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma, Consul General of the Netherlands, to discuss opportunities to encourage Central Florida tourism and business development.

Olijslager-Jaarsma visited Central Florida to meet with influential organizations throughout the region, including Orange County Government, to present to them innovative technologies developed by Dutch companies and entrepreneurs. Olijslager-Jaarsma was appointed the Consul General of the Netherlands in December 2013, and is based in Miami.

“We are excited to learn more about the innovations emerging from the Netherlands and hope to nurture these relationships in order to encourage economic opportunities in Orange County,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “Orange County is proud to be home to some of the most innovative companies in the world and a global hub for international business.”

Mayor Jacobs and Olijslager-Jaarsma also discussed the upcoming Florida Simulation Summit, which is to be held September 16 at the Orange County Convention Center. The event will highlight Florida’s multi-billion dollar simulation industry and will help businesses identify opportunities to use commercial simulation.

Photos from the meeting are available on Flickr for use by the media.

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