Thanks to a global commercial prospecting approach, a foreign investor-pull strategy and a sustainable local economic environment, Agency Team Côte d’Azur shared a very positive 2018 activity report. This key player in charge of promoting business activities in the Alpes-Maritimes assisted 37 foreign-owned companies, accounting for 746 jobs created or maintained over the next three years, in their set-up process. As a result, these growing figures represent the competitivity of the Azurean territory. Mostly European, American and British companies specializing in key High-Technology fields and consumer markets, such as Biotechnologies, Artificial Intelligence and Automotive, invested in the region.

Most investment orders were made by foreign-owned companies


Industry-based analysis of newly established companies: ICT and Service sectors diversified, and Life Sciences grew


International set-ups in the region generated growth and jobs in high-performing sectors

In 2018, many foreign-owned companies with high innovation potential were seduced by the excellent education level of local talents and available R&D resources, leading them to set up in the Azurean territory.

Team Côte d’Azur performed an enhanced two-pronged mission in 2018: Attracting and retaining investments and talents 

Dedicated to its motto “teamwork”, Team Côte d’Azur played a driving and unifying role in the set-up and roll-out of plans to seek foreign investment and increase exposure with joint partnerships during more than seventy trade shows and events throughout the whole year. In its two-pronged approach to attract and retain investments and talents in the region, Team Côte d’Azur proved itself to be a pivotal influence at a local scale in many projects, such as the take-over of the Galderma site in Sophia Antipolis, and the shaping of a dynamic environment in the Automotive industry. Today, this community is run by the “Smart Vehicle Côte d’Azur” initiative, which was co-built by Team Côte d’Azur.

« Artificial Intelligence, Life Sciences – human as well as environmental – and new technologies in all their diversity… Nothing that is looking forward to the future is foreign to a territory that is said to be blessed by the gods. Year after year, Team Côte d’Azur pursues its mission to attract every kind of talent from France, Europe and all around the world », specifies Philippe Pradal, President of Team Côte d’Azur.

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