Economy Department

This service supports the economic development of the Brussels-Capital Region. The Economy Department consists of around 100 staff.

This service:

  • offers subsidies for business in Brussels.  Under certain conditions, it provides investment grants and informal subsidies (allocated outside any legal framework)
  • helps Brussels companies to expand into international markets
  • organises Central Jury examinations for accessing certain professions and provides advice to accredited enterprise counters
  • provides support for businesses in the agri-food sector
  • grants authorizations to travel agencies
  • registers tourist accommodation in the Brussels-Capital Region
  • controls business subsidies, travel agencies, licenses for firearms and ammunition, access to the profession, itinerant trade as well as tourist accommodation
Key annual figures
  • Over 5,600 requests for support examined
  • over 33 million euro of subsidies granted
  • 242 travel agencies authorized in the Brussels-Capital Region
  • 4,000 samples of food products analysed by Brucefo
  • Informal subsidies granted to a total value of around 11,5 million euros
  • 1,500 companies monitored

Contact Contact

Brussels Economy and Employment
Bd du Jardin botanique, 20
1035 Bruxelles
E Contact form
T +32 (0)2 800 34 52

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