What are the advantages of
investing in France?

France has many advantages which are favourable to business growth

  • HIGH PRODUCTIVITY

    Ranked 4th in the European Union, ahead of Germany and the United Kingdom (source: Invest in France Agency).

  • SKILLED WORKFORCE

    Salary costs in France are lower than in the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, and Japan (source: Invest in France Agency).

  • SUPPORT FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING

    There is significant governmental support for continuous vocational training, with an annual investment of 31.5 billion euros.

  • SUPPORT FOR INNOVATION

    France is one of Europe’s leading countries in terms of research and innovation (source: Ministry of the Economy, Centre for Strategic Analysis).

  • EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY OF LIFE

    Environment (ranked 2nd in Europe for quality of life), gastronomy (UNESCO intangible world heritage), culture, natural heritage (world’s leading tourist destination – source: UNWTO).

  • PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL

    Paris ranks second as the most innovative and creative city in the world (source: Innovation cities TM Top 100 index, 2thinkknow2010) and in Europe for the most attractive capital for investors (source: European cities monitor, Cushman & Wakefield 2010).

  • SECTORS OF EXCELLENCE

    Ranked Europe’s leader in aeronautics, aerospace and the nuclear industry.

  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE AIRLINE CONNECTIONS

    Roissy Charles de Gaulle is Europe’s 2nd largest airport in terms of passenger numbers and the leading freight airport (source: ACI 2010).

  • PROMISING INVESTMENT SECTORS

    Production-related activities are amongst the main GDP growth factors, with an increase of 2.4% in 2017. Manufacturing and agricultural sectors are the most promising.