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    Roquette to make second investment in Vic-sur-Aisne plant

    Roquette—a world leader in nutrition from innovative plant-based ingredients—is set to strengthen its presence in Hauts-de-France by investing €40 million in pea proteins in Aisne.

    Rigby Group chooses Hauts-de-France

    Rigby Group subsidiary Altimance, an IT services specialist, will soon begin operations in Valenciennes, joining La Serre Numérique, La Nouvelle Forge and La Cité des Congrès in the Rives Créatives de l’Escaut...

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    Hauts-de-France ranks as France’s 2nd most attractive region in 2016

    04 Apr 2017 | Front page, A region on the move

    In 2016, Hauts-de-France drew ever more investors, creating a record number of jobs.

    Review of 2016 foreign direct investment

    France—more attractive than ever

    France is one of the most attractive countries in Europe, according to an annual review of foreign direct investment by Business France. In 2016, foreign investors awarded it 1,117 investment projects, up 16% from 2015. Together these investment decisions led to the creation or safeguarding of 30,108 jobs.

    Hauts-de-France scores record highs

    Northern France ranked second for the third year running, immediately behind the  Greater Paris region, for the number of jobs created or saved.

    With 103 investment projects, our region created or saved 4,579 jobs, the highest figure since 1998.

    Today Hauts-de-France ranks first in France for industrial and logistics projects, confirming our exceptional appeal for companies doing business in these areas. 

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