France has many assets: highly-developed infrastructure and networks, placing it at the heart of the European and global economy; competitive energy prices; a skilled, productive workforce; renowned creativity and design skills; a rich and diverse culture; an efficient and affordable healthcare system; high-quality higher education, etc.
All these benefits attract foreigners to France, whether to invest, travel, study or live, and encourage foreign investors and talents to choose France to develop their projects. Over 28,000 foreign companies have premises in France, employing almost 11% of the entire French workforce.
Against a backdrop of growing globalization, further increasing our attractiveness is a priority for the French Government.
The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, alongside the Economic and Finance Ministry and the agency Business France, is fully committed to promoting the attractiveness of France. The diplomatic network is working with international economic stakeholders every day to create economic value and bring jobs to France.
Updated: February 2019