Brussels metropolitan region is the most populous among the three Belgium regions and de facto capital of the European Union. The city with strong presence of service sector is a key contributor to the Belgium economy contributing around 35% of the national GDP. The region's economy is dominated by tourism, financial intermediation, real estate; wholesale and retail trade; hotels and restaurants.
“City Profile - Brussels” provides historical and forecast data on key city level metrics along with analytical coverage of the latest political, economic, social, technological, infrastructural, legal and environmental issues affecting Brussels. The report contains detailed tourism, retail, construction, technology and public infrastructure data and insight into economic, social, and industry trends.
- The service sectors remain the key contributors to the regional economy - and the major employers.
- Despite the strong economy the region is experiencing slightly higher unemployment rate of 10.8% and is projected to ease over the next three years.
- Brussels is one of the key tourist destinations in Europe, for both domestic and international tourists. The tourism and hospitality sectors experienced healthy growth in 2015. Strong performance is observed in the construction sector with increasing employment, number of building permits issued and building completions.
- Gain a comprehensive knowledge of future economic and demographic trends and understand the performance of various sectors within the city.
- Analyze and understand the business environment in the city to align your investment and expansion strategies.
- The report helps to drive a conclusion in choosing a suitable city to invest or expand according to your business structure.
- Explore new opportunities in the hospitality, tourism, construction, real estate and retail sectors.
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