France, a leading economy

A HIGHLY INDUSTRIALIZED ECONOMY
For the last 15 years, France has been Europe’s leading destination for foreign investment in industry (EY, European Attractiveness Survey), attracting 303 industrial investments in 2014. (Business France) Production/manufacturing was the leading contributor to employment (11,601 jobs, or 44% of those created by foreign investors) and projects (30%), up 14% from 2013. (Business France 2014 Annual Report)