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WHY FRANCE?

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France and the South West are much more than great places to visit, they are ideal locations to set up and develop your business…

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1.COMPETITIVE ECONOMIC LEADER

  • 1st in aerospace and nuclear sectors in Europe
  • 2nd in the chemical and industry and agri-food sectors in Europe
  • 2nd largest economic power in the European Union and 5th in the world
  • 3rd largest in the ICT and pharmaceutical sector
  • 2nd biggest consumer market in Europe with more than 67 million inhabitants and direct access to more than 500 million consumers in the European Single Market
  • France is the leading host country for foreign investment in industry

2.INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE

  • 30% tax credit on R&D expenditure up to 100 million euros, and 5% above
    this threshold – the best research credit system in Europe
  • Strong public-private research partnerships through 71 French innovation clusters
  • A national investment program that draws from a €35 billion state funded budget
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3.BUSINESS FRIENDLY AND COST-EFFECTIVE

  • The lead time to set up a business in France is now among the shortest in the world – a company can be registered online in a matter of hours and submit annual corporate declarations
  • Among the lowest operating costs in most European countries, including competitive electricity and water rates

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