The investment decisions confirmed in 2020 have generated employment in every region of France, both in metropolitan areas and in areas which are further away. 41% of the investments were made in towns of fewer than 20,000 inhabitants and 70% in towns and cities of fewer than 200,000 inhabitants. France’s regions have ecosystems capable of supporting both technological and research projects.


Logistics and digital technology, serving green growth, are strategic sectors for regional development by contributing to the competitiveness of businesses and making their supply chains more reliable.


With the creation of the France Invest Team in February 2021, the state and France’s regions are working even more closely to welcome investors and effectively help them to set up in France, notably by offering them turnkey industrial sites.

Resilience / Confidence / Recovery

France’s resilience and the confidence of international investors made France the leading European destination for foreign investment projects in 2020.


France is resolutely committed to reviving its economy and pursuing the implementation of an ambitious reform agenda.


The economic, social and climate policy strategy that the government intends to deploy over the next few years with the implementation of “Relaunch France”, an ambitious €100 billion plan, aims to make France more competitive and more innovative than ever.


With strong state support for innovation and reindustrialization in priority sectors, new opportunities are being offered to foreign investors, particularly in the fields of education, healthcare, digital technology and ecology.


Talent is at the heart of business strategy. Talent mobility is a key factor for measuring the attractiveness of different countries’ economies. The welcome reserved for entrepreneurs and international talent in France has a lasting influence on the choice of destination for international mobility.


France has put in place an attractive set of measures to make it a welcoming place for investors, entrepreneurs, startups and international talent who wish to set up their business, work and establish themselves there permanently.


Offering plenty of support with setting up in France, the “Welcome to France” site is the go-to information service for international talent and their families.


With the same aim of improving France’s international attractiveness in terms of jobs and opportunities in the innovation sector, the French government has launched the French Tech Visa.


The strategy of attracting international tech talent specifically aims to increase this attractiveness by acting on all stages of the career of someone wishing to come or return to France.

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Setting up your business in France’s regions

As part of the Team France Invest, Business France and its partners in France’s regions support you as your investment project is implemented until its completion:

  • Location proposals
  • Sector-based, legal, tax and social security information
  • Real estate solutions
  • Financial support
  • Putting you in touch with the local authorities and all public- and private-sector operators

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