Nordic investments keep on creating jobs in France


With 61 investment projects in 2018, the number of jobs created or preserved (1,660 jobs) thanks to Nordic investments has grown compared to 2017 (+13%). Among the Nordic investments in France, the Finnish and Norwegian ones have more particularly increased in terms of job creation or preservation, with respectively 560 (+97%) and 180 (+94%) jobs.  

Therefore, Nordic countries stand out once again by their ability to invest in France. The investments of these countries represent 4.5% of the FDI projects in France. The Nordic zone is ranked 8th in terms of number of investment projects, behind Belgium (65 projects) and ahead of China (57 projects). Additionally, the zone position itself is quite high on the ranking measuring the total number of jobs created by investments. It is ranked 5th (1,660 jobs), behind the United Kingdom (2,448) and in front of Canada (1,544).  


Stronger relationships resulting in fruitful investment collaboration


The various bilateral agreements between France and the Nordic countries such as the French-Swedish partnership for innovation and green solutions, or the joint statement of France and Finland regarding artificial intelligence, represent major opportunities to strengthen this fruitful investment collaboration.