Wallonia enjoys a reputation as a welcoming and dynamic region that has taken control of its future and that is inviting you to come on board.
While there are many reasons to invest in this region, here are the 10 main assets that are already proving to be a draw for many foreign investors.
A growth region
Covering a territory of 17,000 km² and home to 3,400,000 people, Wallonia is one of the 3 Belgian regions that make up the Federal State. This French-speaking region with its Latin tradition is autonomous from the federal state and wields political power in various areas of competence, allowing it to adopt laws in particular in areas such as the economy, foreign trade and employment or in the fields of applied scientific research, transport, energy and town and country planning.
Wallonia can be defined by three key features:
- its presence At the heart of Europe
- its location which gives Access to the markets
- the quality of its real estate offering
Men and women
Wallonia has an efficient education system, delivering high-quality training that meets the needs of the international marketplace and that is a breeding ground for innovation. The companies that opt to invest in Wallonia stand to benefit from these recognised skills and from a highly professional workforce whose productivity is 20% higher than the European average.
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A complete programme of financial incentives has been set up to encourage new companies to set up in Wallonia. This financial aid is available for relocation, equipment, R&D within companies, employment, training, export, etc. This aid is further supplemented by other very generous grants allocated within the framework of European programmes. Wallonia also has one of the most competitive tax systems in the Euro zone both for companies and expats. For an overview of what it has to offer.
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An international outlook and a tradition of dialogue
A region that naturally cultivates an international outlook, Wallonia takes pride in its know-how, quality products, modern communication and telecommunication infrastructures and its wealth of natural resources that have earned it its reputation.
Thanks to the support afforded to exporting Walloon companies, export volumes are booming in all economic sectors and makes the region one of the biggest per capita exporters in the world. Over the years, Wallonia has also proven to be a haven for international companies. The Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency serves as a one-stop-shop for foreign companies interested in setting up in business in Wallonia. If you are interested in ….