698 investment decisions were taken by foreign companies that will create or maintain 27,958 jobs.
France is the second largest recipient in Europe of internationally mobile physical investment from all over the world (40 different countries in 2011).
Europe remained the leading source region, responsible for 60% of investment decisions in 2011, while the United States was the leading source country.
Investments from North America, Switzerland, Belgium and Japan grew strongly last year. The share of investments from emerging economies remained stable (6% of all projects).
The diversity of France’s regions, along with the quality of its infrastructure and its highly skilled workforce, is a powerful factor in France’s investment attractiveness. While foreign companies decided on investment locations throughout France, the five leading regions (Ile-de-France, Rhône-Alpes, Alsace, Midi-Pyrénées and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) hosted 67% of new projects.
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