Top rankings in 1st innovator in the process of migrating to IPv6 read more 60% of European purchasing power in a 500km range read more 2nd largest port of Europe (and 11th in the world) read more 50% of all polished diamonds pass through Antwerp read more 50% working adults has a degree or job in science and technology Read more 3rd place In foreign investment & number of projects Read more Largest Petrochemical cluster in Europe with 37 companies Read more 1st Hub for business facilities in Flanders Read more The right location for you 145 EUR average rental price for office space per m² read more 4th place in the ranking of most open economies in the world read more 9 large shopping areas in the center of Antwerp read more 2 brand new innovative zones with office space read more The right talent is available 1 out of 3 citizens of Antwerp have a tertiary education read more 92% of the citizens claim to be happy living here read more 27 300 Self-Employed persons in Antwerp read more 1700 creative entrepreneurs in Antwerp read more Supported by an efficient government 60% of the companies survive the first 5 years read more 4th place in the ranking of most open economies in the world read more 5th place in Europe concerning efficiency of administrative services read more Grants Many possibilities for grants in every phase of your journey read more Key assets Why invest in Antwerp? Higher education & research More than 1 out of 3 citizens has a degree in higher education. Locations Affordable rental prices for industry, offices and living space. Taxation and legal protection Business-friendly investment climate. Labor market The labor cost in Antwerp is lower than that of many neighbouring hubs. Rental prices Affordable rents at a fraction of the cost of Paris, London, Brussels and Berlin. Subsidies & Financing opportunities Many incentives to finance your business. Market size 60% of EU purchasing power within a radius of 500 km. Innovation Leader Antwerp is a leader in innovation, R&D & aims to be a Capital of Things. Quality of Life 92% of people indicate to be happy with life in Antwerp. Mobility Excellent multimodal connections and a world class port. Entrepreneurship Both the start and the survival rate of companies is high in Antwerp. Living costs Low cost of living compared to neighbours. Connectivity The central hub of Europe. Productivity Highest in the region. Digital connectivity Frontrunner in IoT and Mbps. Governmental efficiency 5th place in most efficient service provision.