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    Grid opens new audiovisual studio in Greater Lille

    Belgium-based Grid has opted to open its third office in Hauts-de-France—proof that Lille’s highly developed digital ecosystem is a strong selling point for animation studios.

    Booking.com renews commitment to Tourcoing

    Booking.com has signed a deal for a new building in Tourcoing, making good on plans announced in April. Find out why the fast-growing online travel company chose to stay in Hauts-de-France.

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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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