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Our Mission

Business France is the government-backed agency responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image, and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location. Globally, it counts 1,500 people working in 55 offices in 74 countries.

We are here at your service to connect with some of the world’s most innovative businesses and we have the tools and advice you need to set up your business and access investment opportunities in France. We also manage the V.I.E International Trainee Program (Volontariat International en Entreprise), which enables companies with offices in France to send young talents abroad for up to 2 years’ assignments, at a very competitive cost.

We are a key player in fostering competitiveness, growth, and employment in France, offering clear and efficient access to all corporate development stakeholders and services for all businesses, irrespective of their size, sector, and projects, from exports to investments through to multinational partnerships.

We have offices in 8 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that cover 28 countries in the region in terms of trade, international investment, and business development.

How Can We Help You Today?

Inward Investment

Whether you are seeking a location for your European branch or looking to expand your existing network, we provide guidance for North American companies looking to invest in France’s R&D, tech clusters, strategic locations and business environment.


With an extensive network of representatives in France constantly on the lookout for companies willing to develop their business in the North American market, we are the fastest, most efficient way to source French innovative solutions, outstanding technologies or premium products.

HR Solutions

Our V.I.E. program is a turnkey HR solution designed to help you find qualified, experienced young professionals eager to work in North America – all in 3 easy steps, and without any additional cost.