Great reasons to invest in Atlantic France


Home to leading global firms


A young and vibrant region

A fast growing region

3.8 million inhabitants

840,000 extra inhabitants by 2050

25% of the population under 20 years of age

5 main cities: Nantes (6th largest in France), Angers, Le Mans, Laval and La Roche-sur-Yon

Booming with industry

197,560 firms

1,000 foreign-owned companies

1.6 million jobs

16.2% of jobs in industry (11.9% in France)

10 innovation clusters

the lowest unemployment rate in France

Brimming with talented people and skills

32,094 apprentices

4 universities

2 major engineering schools

14,780 R&D researchers

150 laboratories


The world at your door

Nantes Atlantique Airport  
Largest airport in Atlantic France
120 destinations worldwide
Low-cost hub: Easyjet, Ryanair, Flybe, Volotea, Transavia

Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port
Largest port on France’s Atlantic coast
Shipping routes to 400 ports on all continents
Direct container shipping routes to the West Indies and the west coast of Africa
Transit: Automotive, Cereals, Liquid natural gas, Oil products, Livestock feed, Timber and coal

High speed train service 
20 return trips to Paris every day
230 destinations across France and Europe

Excellent motorway links: 660km of high-speed roads
West-East motorway to Paris and Lyon
North-South motorway toward Europe: Brussels, London, Spain, Portugal…