Following the COVID years of 2019 and 2020, Europe saw the number of foreign investment projects increase by 5% in 2021. Zooming in on Belgium, the country outperforms this growth rate, having attracted 245 investment projects or 8% more than in the previous year. What’s more, the number of jobs created by foreign companies in the country rose by 37%, representing a total of 6,968 jobs. This is also higher than the European average, which clocks in at 5,877 additional jobs created.
Overall, this strong performance ranks Belgium in 6th place on the European scoreboard for FDI attractiveness.