A Leading Economy Open to Foreign Investors

France is the world's fifth economy, the second biggest consumer market in Europe and the world's seventh largest foreign investor. It offers a wide array of business opportunities for investors, and has a proven track record of attracting and retaining foreign companies and key talent.

Contribution of Foreign Companies to the French Economy

Of value added
in the French economy

Of the workforce in industry

Of all French exports

Of business enterprise R&D is
conducted by foreign companies

France Welcomes Foreign Talent and Investment

• France is the leading host country for foreign investment in industry
• 25,000 Foreign-owned subsidiaries
• 1,117 New FDI project in 2016
• Business France is a one-stop shop providing customized, confidential and complementary services to foreign investors considering an investment project in France

Strategic Position at the Heart of the Euro Zone

• France is Europe's second biggest economy: with more than 67 million inhabitants and direct access to more than 500 million consumers in the European single market.
• Largest concentration of headquarters in Europe.

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