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Leading european region in terms of economy, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is the 1st industrial region of France. 



A DYNAMIC REGION


   



A STRATEGIC LOCATION




AN INNOVANTIVE REGION


 


 

HIGH POTENTIAL FOR PUBLIC-PRIVATE RESEARCH

- The No. 2 region in France and No. 5 in Europe for research

- Over 600 laboratories

- 40,000 researchers and engineers

- 20% of France’s research centres

R&D centres and international laboratories: CEA-LETI, CERN (Centre européen pour la recherche nucléaire), ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory), Centre international de la recherche sur le cancer, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Campus RDI Michelin, Total, Limagrain, bioMérieux, Alstom Hydro, STMicroelectronics



AN INTERNATIONAL REGION

- The 2nd most attractive region for foreign investment

- The No. 2 region in France in terms of import and export:

- Auvergne Rhône-Alpes accommodates 2,800 foreign businesses

- Over 700 enterprises in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes have nearly 3,000 subsidiaries, joint-ventures, and commercial offices abroad

- Member of the “4 moteurs”, major economic regions in Europe, with Baden-Württemberg (Germany), Catalonia (Spain) and Lombardy (Italy)



OUR SPHERES OF EXCELLENCE 

 


A large number of companies well-known world-wide: Michelin, Arkema, LVMH, Safran, BASF, Gerflro, Constellium, Renault Trucks, Aldes, Sanofi

 


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