As a European and Mediterranean hub, a showground for innovation, a celebrity hotspot and a crossroad for the biggest professional events, the Côte d’Azur offers optimal conditions for nurturing innovative companies, R&D centres, decision-making centres or shared services.

"Say oui to France, say oui to innovation"

The say oui to France, say oui to innovation campaign, initiated by the Invest in France Agency (AFII) dispels various myths surrounding France and works to highlight the country’s strengths through a witty, humorous video.

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Investing in France

France has a high-performance economy that ranks 2nd in Europe and 5th internationally, powerful industrial sectors in emerging markets, recognised excellence in the fields of engineering, research and innovation, a productive workforce, high-quality infrastructure, established institutions and competitive cost structures.

France is one of the leading European countries for foreign R&D projects. In 2013, it was the 2nd leading country for R&D activities after the United Kingdom, receiving 19 % of all foreign R&D projects recorded in Europe. France is ahead of Germany (15 %) and Ireland (11 %).

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Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur, ranked 3rd region in France for FDI

The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur ranked 3rd for foreign direct investment, becoming one of the French regions where foreign-owned companies employ the largest share of the activate population.

In 2014, the region recorded 96 foreign investment projects - 30% more than in 2013 - creating 1386 new jobs (source : ARII).

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