2021, a record year for France’s attractiveness

In 2021, 1,607 investment projects were identified, an increase of 32% compared to 2020. These projects created or maintained 45,008 jobs, an increase of 30% compared to 2020. The level reached is historic, France has never been as attractive as in 2021.

These projects come from around sixty different countries, but the year 2021 is marked by a significant strengthening of France’s attractiveness to European investors, at the origin of two out of three projects. Germany becomes the leading investor country in France, with nearly 300 projects, and ahead of the United States (247 projects). Decisions on new establishments are in the majority in France: 51% of projects correspond to start-ups, a sign of investor confidence in the business environment and economic prospects in France.

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