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Northern France to
grow your business
in Europe


of non-French companies already doing business here recommend our region

Fast, easy, guaranteed access to Europe’s single market

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 support your development — every step of the way

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Analysis and information gathering

Analysis of business profile
and priorities in a detailed brief

Key data on your business
environment / sector

Customized solutions

Help locating the buildings and
land you need

Help identifying partners
and/or possible

Locating key

Selecting and facilitating

Welcoming your teams and
organizing on-site tours

Interface with
public authorities

Identifying and applying for
government subsidies and

Tracking and growing

Follow-up after

Export Booster

MBK's winning strategy in Hauts-de-France

"Our key advantage is our location : we’re in France and in the heart of Europe."

Francois MAZURE
MBK Industrie’s Managing Director in Aisne

The specialized unit of SKF in Valenciennes

"The local authorities here have always been very supportive"

Factory manager of SKF's plant in Valenciennes

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.

François-Xavier BREHON
Häagen Dazs Plant Manager, Arras

GSK looks back on successful decade in Hauts-de-France

"Our Saint-Amand plant is a key producer of vaccines"

Gaël Ruche
head of GSK’s plant in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux

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."

Nicolas Sekkaki
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 !"

Nicolas Milhe
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."

Mampei Yamamoto
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."

Nicolas Sohier
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."

Jean-Baptiste Branquart
Vice-President Retail & Consumer Services at CGI’s Center of Excellence Lille