It is very open to international business
France is the third investor in the world behind the USA. France is in bussiness with its European partners : 70%.
A competitive, qualified and productive work force
It has the second highest productivity per industrial worker in the world. The French work force is adaptable and creative thanks to a high level of training and education.
France is a high tech country supporting research and development.
The half of european R & D centers are located in France. The R&D activity is one of the most important in Europe and the tax law is favorable to the setting-up of R&D centers. France is particularly well known in electronics (smart cards), transportation (the TGV), precision managing of the electronic spectrum (optoelectronics, under sea electronics) …
A very competitive initial set-up cost
Compared to other European countries, France has cheap and abundant energy and very competitive and developed telecommunications.
International transportation platform
It benefits from a complete and efficient infrastructure thanks to its fast and wide spread rail system, its excellent roads and highway networks, as well as its constantly developing airports.
Updated : 2007