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Finding the best location

Identifying and finding the right location for your business can be critical.
Choosing the right location for your business is important – even critical – in some sectors. You need to establish what’s most important to you: being close to the market, good transport links, price or neighbourhood. The availability of specific technology and facilities (in industrial zones, for instance) may also be critical.

Opportunities in the Brussels-Capital Region

Various siting services are available to businesses in the Brussels-Capital Region, in association with the public sector:

Information on property taxation, planning permits and environmental permits with regard to commercial and industrial premises is available on the Buildings, sites, urban development page on this website.

Brussels, the capital of choice for foreign companies

The Brussels-Capital Region is a highly sought-after base for foreign businesses, due to its strategic location and extensive infrastructure.

See the Expats section for additional practical information for foreign companies opening an office in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Establishment of business premises

Would you like to open business premises or rent or buy commercial space in the Brussels Region? In Brussels, hub.brussels offers free assistance to candidate entrepreneurs in their quest for the ideal location for their business premises in Brussels. The agency can also make available a wide range of tools that can contribute to the success of a business: geomarketing instruments, specialised knowledge of the field, a barometer of Brussels commercial districts etc.

Assistance and advice if you are looking to move your business in the Brussels-Capital Region

  • inventimmo.be: professional property in Brussels
    Do you need a new setting for your company in Brussels? Inventimmo specialises in professional real estate in the Brussels region. This service of citydev.brussels can suggest hundreds of offers, whether you are looking for office space, commercial space, a warehouse, a workshop, or even a plot of land.
  • Did you know you might be eligible for a grant if you wish to move your business within the Brussels-Capital Region for environmental reasons? Other forms of support are also available for property investments, such as acquisition, construction and renovation. See werk-economie-emploi.brussels for more information about grants and subsidies for SMEs.
  • Invest in property in a development zone? 
    By investing in a development zone you will enjoy additional advantages and assistance. To check whether you are in a development zone, use the map and localisation tools at www.brugis.be.
  • To (re)establish your business, you may need to obtain urban planning and environmental permits; hub.brussels can help guide you through the process.