Situated on one of the major
trunk roads in Europe the area Mouscron-Comines-Estaimpuis,
namely with the airport Lille-Lesquin, the HST-station of Lille,
the warterway Lys and the motorways north-south and east-west,
disposes of every communication means that puts it within reach
of the great European economic centres.
The textile industry, i.e. a meaningfull
activity bound to the region, is ever still quite present.
However the industrials as well as the deciding authorities
have launched into a definite policy that is aimed on
reconversion and diversification and contributes to
spotlighting those companies in the sector agro-food,
mechanics, logistics and transport, graphic arts, mailorder,
and moreover some service activities with high added value
like call centres, IT services, research centres or
laboratories for analyses.
Thanks to its numerous assets the region Mouscron-Comines-Estaimpuis
is working towards the materialization of an attractive image at the
heart of Europe, that is the image of "a winning area» !
-Amount of business parks : 23
-Total useful surface business parks (in hectares) :
-Amount firms in those business parks : 400
-(Non-built) Surface available in those business
parks (in ha) : 48,83
-Amount work force employed in those business parks :
IEG and IDETA publish the first socio-economic
atlas of Wallonia Picarde