Why we do it

Flanders is one of the most open economies in the world. International business is therefore the lifeblood of our region. By supporting exports, attracting foreign investment and boosting the international marketing of innovation, FIT contributes to our economy, job creation, prosperity and welfare.
Joy Donné
CEO, Flanders Investment & Trade

Our open economy in numbers

  • In 2022, exports from Flanders were worth 479 billion euros. 1 in 3 jobs in Flanders depends on export.
  • In 2022, foreign companies started up 265 investment projects in Flanders. This represents investments of 4.92 billion euros and 4,596 new jobs.  

Much appreciated service

Our periodic surveys show that 86% of our clients are satisfied with the services of Flanders Investment & Trade.

Our strengths


We have a global network of country experts, tech and sector specialists. Together we provide free advice and customized services. We have been doing this for over 32 years.

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