5 reasons why you should invest in France [fr]
France has many strengths which attract businesses and foreign investment.
As a major industrial power at the heart of a buoyant European market, it is a country which is opening its doors to businesses and talents.
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France is the world’s fifth largest economy, the second biggest consumer market in Europe and the world’s seventh largest foreign investor. It offers a wide array of business opportunities for investors and has a proven track record of attracting and retaining foreign companies and key talent.
France is a modern, open market with strong demographics. It is one of the main global economic powers.
As a founding member of the European Union and Eurozone and given its location at the heart of Europe, France offers direct access to the single European market and EU partners.
France is investing heavily in its education system.
It has a qualified, adaptable workforce which can master new technologies, which are essential for increasing productivity.
France offers strong labour productivity and, as compared to the United States, for example, offers attractive operating costs for foreign companies in all sectors of activity, particularly R&D.
France has a vibrant market in terms of net business creation. Innovative businesses can benefit from an extensive network of incubators and accelerators all over France, including Station F, the world’s biggest start-up campus, which is attracting many foreign companies.
France makes life easier for entrepreneurs, with an ambitious labour market and tax reform programme and an action plan to promote corporate growth and simplify the business environment.
Strong asset management and the vibrant and diversified funding channels of Paris’s financial market are part of France’s appeal.
France is investing heavily in R&D. Since 2007, its spending has been increasing every year, mainly as a result of tax benefits.
The main R&D investment sectors are automobiles, aircraft and spacecraft manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, scientific and technical activities, and IT and information services.
In addition, France specializes in growth areas such as biotechnology and environmental technologies. It has made the ecological transition one of the mainstays of its development.
France has fast and efficient connections with the rest of the world, particularly Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Companies located in France also benefit from a high-quality communications infrastructure, including high-speed network coverage, as well as electricity at competitive and stable prices.
Furthermore, the public authorities’ contribution to collective and individual services (education, health, accommodation, transport, culture, etc.) directly improves the quality of life of households and companies.
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