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Four steps to guide you

Business France provides free guidance to make your business project in France a success. Our team of experts is committed to helping Nordic and Baltic companies with tailor-made advice, regardless of your investment projects: expansion of existing sites, new investment sites, industrial or technology partnerships, acquisitions, or financial investments.

We are your gateway to the Team France Invest, an organised effort bringing together state and local governments, regional agencies, and private stakeholders. Together, we facilitate your expansion in France at every stage, anywhere in the country.

Learn about the real France

We provide real-time, data-based insights on France’s current economic and political situation.

Navigate France’s offer

We gather all the information you need to build your business plan and set up your European operations.

Connect with the right partners

We introduce you to business partners (distribution, logistics, etc.) and service providers that best match your needs.

Organise your soft landing

We guide you up to the last mile so you can find the right ecosystem to settle in.

Main advantages

France, an attractive country

A country of entrepreneurship

In 2022, 1,071,900 new businesses were created (+2% compared with 2021).

A business-friendly ecosystem

Only four days are required to start a company. France is among the easiest countries in which to start a business.

An innovative nation

The National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is the world’s #3 research centre.

A dynamic market and economy

In 2022, France was the world’s 7th largest economy (US$ 2,779 billion).

Key figures

Why choose France?

In 2023, France confirmed its attractiveness with 1815 foreign investment decisions identified. These projects will create or maintain over 59,000 jobs over three years. Discover more insights on those investment projects in Business France’s annual report!


in Europe for FDI attractiveness since 2019 (EY).


OECD country in terms of public funding and tax incentives for business R&D.


to shape the France of tomorrow with France 2030, a strategic investment plan.

France 2030: building the France of tomorrow on your side

France 2030 strategic investment plan sets out a twofold ambition: sustainably transforming key sectors of our economy, and positioning France not only as a player but as a leader in the world of tomorrow. France 2030 offers many investment opportunities for foreign companies established in France via call for projects, support through grants and repayable advances on sectors relevant to Nordic companies.


of business leaders surveyed plan to invest in France in 2023


of FDI projects announced in 2022 involved the extension expansion of a factory.

Executive Summary

For the 4th time in a row, France confirmed its top position in Europe.

Published yearly by EY, the France Attractiveness Survey identifies foreign direct investment projects in Europe, analysing how decision-makers perceive France and comparing the country with other European front-runners. Why is France so attractive? Read the executive summary of EY’s report and find out!

Success Stories

They Choose France

Sven Ombudstvedt

CEO of Norske Skog

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On 23 June 2021, Norske Skog announced its decision to invest €250 million in France. The project will sustain the 350 jobs on the French site and generate 20 direct and several indirect jobs within the local ecosystem. Sven Ombudstvedt, CEO of Norske Skog, noted, “Over the last years, France has changed a lot” and “has always been able to protect its industry inside the European Union”.

Franck Bouétard

Head of Ericsson France

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In 2020, Ericsson decided to expand its R&D centre in Massy, France, with an objective of having 300 researchers by 2030 to work on 5G and cybersecurity development. According to Franck Bouétard, France is a country where companies can find “solid technologic competencies as well as a vivid ecosystem of startups and strong research and development centres.” These predispositions have facilitated the company’s establishment.

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Our experts are here at your service to help you connect with any French suppliers or to provide guidance and access to investment opportunities in France. You can also contact us if you want to know more about the V.I.E international trainee program.

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