Belgium remains in the top 5 European countries that attract the most foreign investments.
In 2019 too, Belgium remained an attractive country for foreign investors. Last year, our country welcomed 267 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects, which led to the creation of 5,401 jobs. This is what emerges from the EY Belgian Attractiveness Survey 2020, an annual study conducted by EY that gauges the attractiveness of Belgium as a location for investment.
Belgium maintains its place in the top 5 European countries that attract the most foreign investment, but there’s a flip side to that, because foreign investors' perception of Belgium's future attractiveness has never been so low. The COVID-19 crisis only adds to the worries: at European level, 9 out of 10 companies plan to reduce, postpone or cancel their investment projects. More than ever, the various governments in our country will have to adopt strong measures to support businesses if they want to continue to attract foreign investors. The focus should be on mobility, digital skills, infrastructure, corporate taxation and clean technology.