The Frisian economy grew by 2.3 percent over the course of 2017.
By Hans de Preter / Translation by Traci White
Setting aside the profits from the gas extraction industry in the province, Friesland grew by 2.7 percent. According to Omrop Fryslân, economic growth in Friesland fell behind the national average of 3.2 percent.
The figures come from the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics. Somewhat surprisingly, the strongest growth took place outside of the capital of Leeuwarden: the northern portion of the province, which includes Leeuwarden, only grew by 1.2 percent.
The strongest growth took place in the south of the province: the economy in the southeast of Friesland grew by 3.3. percent, and the southwest grew by 3.5 percent.
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