Wallonia

An implementation up to your expectations

Wallonia hosts 224 business parks, including seven science parks, and six intermodal platforms spread over an area of more than 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares). Space is highly available at very competitive prices. All premises are fully serviced (water, electricity, telecommunications, drainage and, in some instances, gas and fiber optics) and directly linked to research and development centers in Wallonia.

This database is a promotional network of operators for companies wishing to set up their activities in Wallonia.

The database provides direct access to most potential sites in Wallonia. Explore the options available in Wallonia, based on either geographic or economic criteria.

The place born to B

Economic history background

Economic history background

Wallonia was the birthplace of the industrial revolution in continental Europe. Today, the economic landscape has diversified considerably, and the main regional economic activity is now centered around the industrial areas and academic centers.

In the heart of Europe

In the heart of Europe

Wallonia is close to Brussels and the major cities of Western Europe, home to the largest international institutions and multinationals: The European Commission, The European Parliament, NATO, Eurocontrol, 1,500 international organizations, 160 embassies, and most European business associations and federations.

A economy open to the monde

An economy open to the world

Wallonia is one of the most autonomous regions in the world legally entitled to conduct international business directly within its area of expertise.

Direct Connection

Direct Connection

Paris, Strasbourg, London, Amsterdam, The Hague, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Geneva are only a few hours away. All decision-making centers in Europe are in direct connection with Wallonia.

A level of excellence

A level of excellence

6 clusters (aerospace, agribusiness, mechanical engineering, health, transport and logistics, chemicals and sustainable materials) and an active policy of clustering.

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The most dense road network in Europe

The most dense road network in Europe

With 842 km of motorways, Wallonia provides excellent connections to the major European cities: a population of 58.8 million within reach in four hours, and an area of 370 million consumers within a day’s drive!

Rail and water connections

Rail and water connections

Wallonia is served by four major European network railroad lines. Together they carry 13 million tons of freight each year on a network of 1,605 km, providing work for 3,700 people. Wallonia is also one of the few European stops for high-speed train freight (TGV).

The Port Autonome of Liège is the third largest inland port in Europe, in the heart of the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt basin, with direct access to the world’s largest port centre (Antwerp-Rotterdam, Ghent, Zeebrugge).

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A wealth of knowledge

A wealth of knowledge

Wallonia boasts a qualified and motivated workforce with a productivity that is 20% higher than the European average. The Region offers a wide array of training courses in 130 colleges and nine university centers.

Airports and intermodal infrastructure

Airports and intermodal infrastructure

An additional infrastructure supports the attractiveness of Wallonia. Six intermodal platforms (rail/water/road/air) and two regional airports are fully equipped for any activity of transport and logistics.

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