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AD Normandie – the Economic Development Agency : your gateway to the Normandy region

To provide premium and personalized support to both local companies and foreign structures having investment projects in the region, the economic development agency AD Normandie provides several services to promote innovation and development for all economic actors. Foreign investors are a priority for the region, which deploys services designed to help and guide them at every step of their development. In 2020, a specific effort is being made in the agribusiness and hydrogen sectors towards Nordic investors.

AD Normandie: the regional agency for economic development in Normandy  

The local repartition of competencies in France gives responsibility to the regions to promote the economic attractiveness of their territories. In that spirit, the Normandy Development Agency (AD Normandie) is a public agency in charge of supporting local businesses to thrive, in the region and beyond for their exportations. The agency is steered by the region and follows three axes for its strategy: development, innovation, and internationalization. AD Normandie proposes two types of services to companies:   

One of the transversal aspects of the Agency is to support international companies to take a leap and launch a project in the region. This mission is concretely carried out through three main components:   

Read more: AD Normandie, your business partner in Normandy

The Nordic countries are strategic partners for Normandy  

Some important Nordic companies have already invested in Normandy in the past and continue to trust the region with their projects today. One of the prime examples of that relationship is the Danish shipping company Maersk, which has a presence in the region’s maritime installations through APM Terminal France and DFDS.  

In the spirit of this renewed partnership, AD Normandie is launching a mission targeting two strategic sectors: agri-business and energy towards the Nordic countries. Two experts have been mandated by the region to help present the assets and provide guidance to Nordic partners and prospects. Feel free to contact them directly if you have any question regarding a project in Normandy:


Inward Investment Manager
Agri-food sector specialist

Phone: 33 (0)2 31 53 34 46
Cell: +33 (0)6 33 43 11 48 


Inward Investment Manager
Energy sector, focus renewables & hydrogen

Phone: +33 (0)2 31 53 34 44
Cell: +33 (0)6 71 51 51 22

Read more: Visit the AD Normandie website and contact them for any project  

AD Normandie is also here to support businesses to face the Covid-19 crises  

The Normandy region, along with the French government, has implemented measures designed to support the local economic ecosystem, especially regarding funding and treasury issues. These measures are:    

Read more:Emergency measures for Normandy businesses in response to COVID-19 (in French)

Contact AD Normandie for guidance in your investment project or to get support for Covid-19 related issues.