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Say Oui to France, Say Oui to Innovation


Investing in the South West means firstly making the choice of France in the adherence to a national ecosystem open to foreign investments. Contrary to popular belief, France is in a state of growth and remains one of the leading world players :

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6th WORLD POWER
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3rd DESTINATION IN EUROPE

17% of Direct Foreign Investments obtained, behind Great Britain and Germany (2014)

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1st FOR DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN INDUSTRY
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1st TOURISM DESTINATION
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2nd BEST QUALITY OF LIFE IN EUROPE

Say Oui to France, Say Oui to Innovation

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Priority to innovation


Being in possession of one of the most important markets in Europe, being open to international markets and by having competitive labour costs, combined with a taxation that encourages performance, France remains more attractive than ever.

A welcoming country for high-value-added investments, France is positioned as the privileged European destination for research, development and innovation : 75% of foreign managers quote R&D and innovation as being the key element in the attractivity of this country.

Highly qualified researchers, combined with the numerous competitiveness clusters and favourable tax treatment make France an ideal environment for innovation.

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9,2 RESEARCHERS

per 1 000 employees

MORE THAN A HUNDRED PROFESSIONAL CLUSTERS

dedicated to innovation

1ST FOR TAXATION TREATMENT

on R&D activities

Invest in Nouvelle Aquitaine

With a worldwide renown for its exceptional quality of life, and its distinguished gastronomical and wine-growing culture, Aquitaine provides a variety of human, geographical and economic advantages.

The industries in Aquitaine, whether manufactural or tertiary, are present within the traditional sectors (forest-timber-paper, agri-food) as with advanced technology (aeronautics-space-defence, chemicals-materials, pharmaceuticals, optics-lasers). Nearly 60 % of paid employments are concentrated within four industrial sectors : aeronautics-space-defence, agri-food, forest-timber-paper and chemicals.

AN ATTRACTIVE REGION FOR INVESTORS
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INNOVATION

1st French region for its investment budget allocation

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400 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES

present in Aquitaine, supported by a dense network of responsive and effective SMEs

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JOB CREATION

1st French region since 2009

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GREEN JOB CREATION

1 of the top 3 regions

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40 INTERPROFESSIONAL CLUSTERS & 11 CENTRES OF COMPETITIVENESS
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10 AIRPORTS (7 INTERNATIONAL)

(Bergerac, Biarritz, Bordeaux,
La Rochelle, Limoges, Pau et Poitiers)

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A SEA-FRONT ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

with several specialised terminals per sector : the ports of Bordeaux and Bayonne, and combined road-rail transport platforms