In order to achieve this aim, the team at Invest French Basque Country takes part in trade fairs, with both physical and digital networks from the Basque Country. This pro-active approach enables the Invest team to detect investment opportunities for businesses. We make all the information businesses need to set up and develop in the Basque Country available to them. Our number one priority is to ensure that businesses are competitive both locally and nationally.
France has all the advantages to stand out from international competition. French companies are supported and benefit from strategic, human and financial means to increase their market share in the face of national and foreign competition. France knows how to be successful in the competitive world environment, namely thanks to its investment in innovation applicable to all business sectors.
The Basque Country provides a privileged quality of life and is the New-Aquitaine region’s second area in terms of jobs. The market services sector represents 3/4 of all businesses. The sector’s strength lies in its innovative, research and development activities.
Private national and international companies which create most jobs in the New-Aquitaine region :
- Dassault Aviation : over 900 employees – manufacture of transport equipment, Anglet
- NA Pali : 650 employees – manufacture of textiles, clothing industry, leather and footwear industry, Saint-Jean-de-Luz
- Lindt & Sprungli : 500 to 749 employees – manufacture of food, drinks and tobacco-based products, Oloron-Sainte-Marie, in the neighbouring Béarn area of the Atlantic Pyrenees