The offices in the North-East periphery are mainly located in the municipalities of Zaventem, Machelen, Vilvoorde and Sint Stevens-Woluwe. They benefit from the proximity of Brussels Airport, the Brussels Ring Road, an extensive green environment and lower property taxes applicable in the Flemish Region.
Originally, the area attracted small and medium-sized companies in the technology and business services sector. Although this is still the case, the recent addition of large office buildings in the Brussels Airport terminal area has attracted large multinationals from different sectors.
The airport sub-district benefits from excellent national and international travel connections, shopping malls and hotels, as well as future expansion possibilities on the site.