Country of talent and enterprise
It is no coincidence that “entrepreneur” is a French word. In 2022, 1,071,900 new businesses were created (+2% compared with 2021), reaching a new record. In all the various economic sectors, France has the key strengths conducive to setting up a thriving business: easy access to capital and finance, a dynamic ecosystem for startups, highly qualified human resources, as well as a sound legal framework.
France, a nation of entrepreneurs
1,071,900 new businesses
1 million startups in France
(DGE, Insee, 2022)
Only four days
required to found a company: France is among the easiest countries in which to start a business
(Doing Business, The World Bank, 2020)
France, a buoyant entrepreneurial landscape
A nation of entrepreneurs
France has one of the lowest business death rates in Europe: 4.9% in 2018, compared with 7.6% in Germany and 12.5% in the United Kingdom.
A flexible labor market
The reform of the French labor code aims to increase the competitiveness of businesses by giving them greater flexibility, but also aims to improve working conditions for employees.
A startup Republic
There are nearly 1 Million startups in France.
Station F is a haven for them as the largest startup campus in the world.
Tax measures to promote competitiveness and investment
“France offers one of the most generous research tax incentives in OECD countries.” Deloitte
France, with nearly four million businesses, has become a key player for enterprise in the last 25 years, supported by a mature ecosystem and effective sources of finance.