France and its Advantages

France has a number of advantages that encourage company growth.

These advantages include:

  • High productivity: 4th in Europe, ahead of Germany and the United Kingdom (source: Invest in France Agency).
  • A qualified workforce with lower salary costs in France than those observed in the USA, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan (source: Invest in France Agency).
  • Funds for vocational training: strong state commitment to lifelong learning with 31.5 billion euros invested annually.
  • Funds for innovation: France is among the leading European countries with regards to research and innovation (source: French Ministry of Economy, Strategic Analysis Centre).
  • An exceptional quality of life: environment (ranked 2nd in Europe for quality of life), gastronomy (listed by UNESCO as intangible world heritage), culture, natural heritage (world’s leading tourist Destination – source: UNWTO).
  • An internationally prestigious capital: Paris is the world’s 2nd most innovative and creative city (source: Innovation Cities TM Top 100 index, 2thinkknow2010), and Europe’s 2nd most attractive city for investors (source: European Cities Monitor, Cushman & Wakefield 2010).
  • A sector of excellence: ranked 1st in Europe in the aviation, aerospace and nuclear sector.
  • High-performance flight connections: Roissy Charles de Gaulle is Europe’s 2nd busiest passenger airport and 1st freight airport (source: ACI 2010)
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