Record levels of fundraising for French Tech in 2021
€11.6 billion raised…
Despite the context of health uncertainty weighing heavily on the global economy, and a sharp decline in investments due to the Covid-19 pandemic, France has shown resilience. France attracted 1,215 new foreign investment decisions in 2020, a -17% decline on 2019, versus -33% worldwide. The crisis interrupted the positive momentum of 2019 but has not challenged the confidence in France as an investment location.
In 2019, France became the leading country for job-creating foreign investments in Europe and remains top for both industrial and R&D projects.
Business France and its partners from Team France Invest are here to help you understand the positive developments in France’s legal and tax environment and discover the help and solutions available to you to make your investment a success and the arrangements for welcoming talent.
Annual reference publication that showcases the strengths of the French economy, and aims to illustrate this by bringing together more than 140 economic indicators, allowing an objective diagnosis of the attractiveness of France.
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.
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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