• Press release

    Connected vehicles and driverless cars: eight French startups and innovative SMEs to set their sights on the American automotive market this June with support from both Business France and Bpifrance.

    Business France and Bpifrance are once again setting out to aid innovative French companies, this time in the fields of connected vehicles and driverless cars. Today, the two organizations unveiled the list of eight startups and innovative SMEs selected for the second UbiMobility accelerator program in the United States.

  • Paris, March 22, 2016.

    The “2015 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France. The international development of the French economy” released today analyzes foreign investment decisions in France and their contribution to the French economy.

    In 2015, 962 investment decisions created or maintained 33,682 jobs, the best figure in the last five years. With an average of 19 decisions made every week, 2015 saw a 27% increase in jobs generated by foreign investment, up from 26,535 in 2014.

    Foreign companies invested primarily in production/manufacturing operations, which accounted for 30% of all foreign investments in France, generating 16,168 jobs (up from 11,601 in 2014), or 48% of all jobs created or maintained.

  • Press kit

    “France is the center of the world for cosmetics, so it is very important for Natura to be based here”

  • Press release

    Slush 2015: Business France selects 10 start-ups for its first showing at Northern Europe’s leading tech conference

  • France is undergoing a start-up renaissance driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, and other talented people

  • France is undergoing a start-up renaissance driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, and other talented people we can call “innovators”

  • A SIZEABLE SECTOR IN THE FRENCH ECONOMY

    In 2013, the culture sector accounted for 2.3% of value added (€44 billion) in France, while exports of cultural products amounted to €3,112 billion.
  • Press release
    FRANCE MEETS ALL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SUCCESS OF YOUR INVESTMENT

    A preferred destination for international investors. Since 2002, more than 8,500 new investments in France have created more than 380,000 jobs.
  • “FRANCE IS ON THE DECLINE”

    France is the fifth largest economy in the world by GDP, and the second largest in Europe, with more than 65 million consumers. (IMF 2014, Eurostat 2014) France has the second highest fertility rate in Europe (Eurostat, 2014), with a birth rate that has remained constant for 40 years, unlike in Germany, Italy, or Spain. (INED, 2014)
  • Press release
    FRANCE, THE BIRTHPLACE OF CINEMA

    In 1895, the Lumière brothers invented the cinematograph. France is home to famous groups such as Pathé and Gaumont, the world’s oldest film company founded in 1895.
  • 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).