Besides banks, many private, public and mixed investment companies can also assist in financing projects. Thanks to its status of economic centre of Wallonia, Liège hosts major Walloon financing organisms (SRIW, Sowalfin) and the provincial financing group Meusinvest. In addition, business angels’ networks can find venture capital plus advisory services for Liège start-ups and growing businesses.
Provided your company is eligible and generates employment, Wallonia offers various incentives linked to job creation, workforce development, R&D, capital investment, renewable energy, energy saving investments. Investments must concern land, buildings, new equipment, patents or licences. The investment incentives will vary in percentage according to the employment impact of the project and to its impact on the Walloon economy.
SPI Liège can help you prepare a file and request public funding and financial incentives, whether it is investment grants or support for research and innovation.
Fiscal measures and specific tax regimes are also available. Also, any company is able to obtain a binding decision from the tax authorities about the tax consequences prior to a particular investment project. Such a ruling gives the investor legal security regarding the tax treatment of its investment project and facilitates planning.
An array of financial incentives encourages companies to hire job seekers and can fund on the job training programs in accordance with the requirements of the companies.
SPI can also arrange a meeting with the employment and fiscal authorities for foreign investors that give bespoke support to foreign companies.