- Invest in Northern France
- Why Northern France ?
- Business sectors
- The agency
of non-French companies already doing business here recommend our region
Northern France is the perfect base for boosting your business in Europe, with free movement of staff, goods and capital across the European Union. You have direct access to your customers.
We help at every step
Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4
Analysis and information gathering
Analysis of business profile
and priorities in a detailed brief
Key data on your business
environment / sector
Help locating the buildings and
land you need
Help identifying partners
Selecting and facilitating
Welcoming your teams and
organizing on-site tours
Identifying and applying for
government subsidies and
Tracking and growing
Desseilles, the acquisition of the lace-making icon of Calais
"We all feel that the rich lace-making culture in the Calais region of France should not be allowed to disappear. Our most important task at this stage is to ensure the stability of Desseilles' production."
IBM reflects on success of new service center in Hauts-de-France
"Our Lille center, with its 400 new jobs, rising to 700 or 1,000 is a window on the world for us. These teams give an edge to our value chain."
IBM France CEO
Why Toyota really chose Northern France
"Whenever we have a new project or new questions or we need help or support from the local authorities, they’re there for us. We're an integral part of the region's economic and social fabric."
Alain Van Vyve
V.P. Administration Toyota Onnaing
New IBM Center in Lille
"IBM has many major customers in Lille. This is a vibrant, dynamic place to do business !"
IBM Services Center Leader Lille
Ecophos invests 75M€ in Dunkerque
"We chose Dunkerque in Hauts-de-France because it has everything we need. Dunkerque's industrial heritage made us feel comfortable locating here."
Yannick Van Coppenolle
Business Development & Marketing
MA STEEL acquires French rail supplier Valdunes
“The local government, including the Regional Council, thought highly of this project. They helped us with a lot of the coordination.”
M. Wu Liping
President of MG-Valdunes
Kubota: Making Japanese tractors in northern France
"The local government, including the Regional Council, thought highly of this project. They helped us with a lot of the coordination."
President of Kubota Farm Machinery Europe SAS
Tata Consultancy Services
"Lille’s location is very close to Paris. It’s also a place where you have lots of very good graduates, so skilled employees are easy to find."
Strategic Initiative Director
CGI chose Lille to set up its Center of Excellence for commerce and consumer services
"Hauts-de-France is unique. We're at the heart of a very densely populated area within easy reach of Paris, London and Amsterdam."
Vice-President Retail & Consumer Services at CGI’s Center of Excellence Lille
Häagen Dazs expands again in Northern France
Our investors are investing €18m to expand capacity here, so we’ll be able to develop new products. Arras was competing with other potential sites, but our prime location, high-quality raw materials and good labor relations convinced the investors to choose our plant.
Häagen Dazs Plant Manager, Arras
In Northern France, Europe is in our DNA: