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Working & doing business in the Brussels-Capital Region
The Brussels-Capital Region is a major motor of the Belgian economy. A great many people from outside the Region come to Brussels to work. Brussels is also a lucrative place for businesses.

Working in the Brussels-Capital Region

The Brussels-Capital Region is home to a large number of businesses, organisations and institutions. This generates a lot of jobs, in both the public and private sector. Check out the Working page for help on how to find a job and all the formalities that involves. Foreign nationals can also work in Belgium, provided they have a work permit and a professional card if they want to work as self-employed professionals.

The Brussels-Capital Region is the competent authority when it comes to economy and employment. The Region funds various training courses and measures to get people into work as well as social economy (FR/NL) enterprises. Actiris is your partner when you’re looking for a job in Brussels.

Doing business in the Brussels-Capital Region

The Brussels-Capital Region is a great place for doing business. A large number of businesses value its central location and its role as Region and capital. Brussels has a well-developed infrastructure and a large pool of potential employees who speak more than one language. See the Guide for businesspeople for assistance on setting up and growing your business. There are pages dedicated to businesspeople in Brussels with a brief presentation of the legislation you may be subject to in your business dealings, in such areas as licences, authorizations and access to the profession for certain activities, professional card for foreign nationals if they want to work as self-employed professionals in Belgium, employing staff, environment, mobility and urban development.

The Brussels-Capital region takes initiatives to attract investors, encourage innovation and boost job creation. The Ministry awards a large range of subsidies and grants to businesses and organisations generating employment in the Region. impulse.brussels can answer all your questions about doing business in the Brussels-Capital Region.

The Brussels regional economy in figures

The Institut Bruxellois de Statistique et d'Analyse (IBSA) measures various economic (and other) indicators to provide a quantitative picture of economic activity in Brussels.