An area of 120 ha around Liège Airport has just been designated a zone of economic activity (ZEA) under a Wallonian decree. The document’s text sub-divides the land, located at the north of the site (Bierset), into four cargo zones, set aside for logistics firms that use the airport’s infrastructure (i.e. the manufacture or distribution of products with high added value: companies whose business activity calls for shipping using light cartage).
Located right in the centre of the golden triangle made up of Europe’s three principal cargo airports (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris CDG), Liège Airport offers the ideal location for setting up business operations. Earmarked for very small and small-to-medium sized businesses, the zones created under the decree will open up the way for the creation of 5,700 jobs (4,610 direct, 1,119 indirect).
Initial work will concern north zone A, close to the airport, whose plots of land are easy to market. This work will enjoy extraordinary aid of 9.3 million euros under the Wallonia Marshall Plan.
From an article in L’Echo – 06/08/2013