Why invest in Luxembourg ?

Welcome to Luxembourg

Luxembourg is more than you think.
We invite you to look closer.

  • Your gateway to Europe

    Located in the heart of Europe: 1 market, 28 countries
    500 million consumers
    60% of EU reachable by 1 hour flight
    Free mobility of capital, products, services and labour

  • Business-friendly

    1st competitive country in EU
    2nd EU country for economic health
    1st highest labour productivity in the world
    Strong legal, regulatory and tax regime

  • Stable and reliable

    Sound macroeconomic fundamentals (AAA rated)
    Political stability and neutrality
    Access to public authorities
    Reduced bureaucratic hurdles

  • Attractive work environment

    3rd most attractive city to move to for work worldwide
    Highest productivity in the EU
    Optimised salary scheme for all parties (companies and employees)
    Global talent, young population

  • Skilled and talented multilingual work force

    1st country in the world for high skilled employment
    3rd for Global Talent Competitiveness
    Home to 170 nationalities
    Highest labour productivity in the EU

  • High-quality infrastructure and connectivity

    1st in the world for technological readiness
    2nd top digital economy in the world
    2nd logistics performant in the world
    High performance computing

  • Investment and RDI incentives

    Several instruments for investment aid to stimulate R&D activities within companies: grants, loans, venture capital, export credit
    Lowest VAT rate in Europe

  • Inclusive and multicultural

    1st international country in EU
    2nd most inclusive economy in the world

  • Safe and welcoming with a high quality of life

    Safest city in the world
    1st safe country for ex-pats
    1st healthcare in
    the world

Business sectors

Luxembourg is a major European hub of business, research and innovation.
In order to remain a leader in solving global challenges, Luxembourg focus lies on key sectors in particular. Explore the different sectors of the Luxembourg economy.

Automotive and smart mobility
Cleantech
Creative Industries
Finance
ICT
Life Sciences
Logistics
Luxembourg start-up ecosystem
Manufacturing
Maritime
Skilled Crafts
Space
Wood

Automotive and smart mobility

Luxembourg is one of the leading business hubs for automotive innovation and smart mobility. With its exceptional business environment, Luxembourg is the ideal location for developing and testing next generation mobility solutions for the European market.

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Cleantech

Promoting clean technologies and the transition towards a circular economy is a priority in Luxembourg. The country offers an attractive economic environment for entrepreneurs who are looking to create value whilst reducing pollution, waste and energy consumption.

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Creative Industries

Luxembourg has almost 2,200 companies active in the creative industries, employing more than 6,300 people.

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Finance

Long established as a world leader in the twin sectors of fund administration and private banking, Luxembourg is the eurozone's leading financial centre and # 12 in the world. It is the second largest for investment funds globally thanks to its pre-eminent role in the European market and as service provider in Asia, the Middle East and South America.

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ICT

Luxembourg is a globally recognised hub for information and communication technologies (ICT) and further positioning itself as a centre of excellence in cybersecurity and data protection.

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Life Sciences

The Life Sciences sector is expanding in Luxembourg and attracting researchers from across the globe.

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Logistics

Located in the heart of Europe, Luxembourg provides global companies with many strategic advantages for conducting their business successfully in, from and to Europe.

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Luxembourg start-up ecosystem

Are you looking for a gateway to the European market, a testbed for a new service/product or a strong industrial/academic partner? Luxembourg is the perfect place to start or scale your entrepreneurial adventure.

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Manufacturing

Composites, multifunctional materials and highly customised production technologies are at the heart of Luxembourg’s manufacturing sector.

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Maritime

Thanks to a strong political will to diversify the economy and an overall favourable business climate, Luxembourg has become, over the years, an attractive location for shipping businesses.

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Skilled Crafts

Supporting innovation in SMEs is a main objective of the government's economic diversification policy.

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Space

In just three decades, the Luxembourg space sector has grown from nothing into probably the most dynamic in Europe. With the SpaceResources.lu initiative, the country has established itself as a European hub for commercial space activities.

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Wood

Being a typical model for circular economy, the 'wood' sector is a source of varied economic activities in Luxembourg with great development potential.

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Facts and figures

About Luxembourg

AREA

2,586 sq km

CURRENCY

Euro

European Union Capital

  • European Commission Services (Translation, Publications, Statistics)
  • European Court of Auditors
  • European Court of Justice
  • European Investment Bank
  • European Investment Fund
  • Secretariat of the European Parliament
  • European Stability Mechanism

 

POPULATION

549,680 inhabitants
(45.3% foreigners)

POLITICAL SYSTEM

Constitutional Monarchy | Parliamentary Democracy

Founding member of major international organisations

  • BENELUX
  • Council of Europe
  • European Union
  • NATO
  • OECD
  • United Nations
  • WTO

LANGUAGES

Luxembourgish, French and German are official languages with English widely spoken

HEAD OF STATE

HRH Grand Duke Henri

Distance from capital to

  • France: 20 km (Paris 380 km)
  • Germany: 25 km (Frankfurt 250 km)
  • Belgium: 20 km (Brussels 200 km)
  • And just about one hour by plane to: London, Zurich, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt

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