Our mission: At Nord France Invest, we help foreign-owned businesses grow in Hauts-de-France

Our mission: At Nord France Invest, we help foreign-owned businesses grow in Hauts-de-France

I want to:

implanter mon activité en
Hauts-de-France

reprendre une entreprise en
Hauts-de-France

développer mon site existant

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I want to:

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Start doing business in Hauts-de-France

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Acquire a business in Hauts-de-France

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Expand my existing site

Our winning trio: Market, labor and infrastructures

Choosing Hauts-de-France gives you a competitive edge in three key areas:

  • a strategic location that improves your time to market
  • abundant labor pools to help you find the right skills
  • outstanding infrastructure for seamless, optimum freight transport
Carte du rayonnement des Hauts-de-France

Easy recruitment

In Hauts-de-France, you’ll find large labor pools, a wide range of talent, optimum productivity, competitive wages, training resources and much more.

Optimize your operating costs

Hauts-de-France offers competitive operating costs for your business. Find out how we compare to other major regions in Europe.

Areas of excellence

Automotive

Two-thirds of Europe’s automakers—and their subcontractors—are less than one shipping day away

Areas of excellence

Agrifood

Access to leading consumer markets, abundant resources and strong recruiting potential are critical to our success—and yours.

Areas of excellence

Logistics

We’re France’s leading logistics platform, thanks to our strategic location in Western Europe and our outstanding transport infrastructure.

Areas of excellence

Customer relations

We’re France’s top region for customer relations, with over 220 centers and strong recruiting potential.

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When you work with Nord France Invest, you’ll have a dedicated contact to help you grow your business in Hauts-de-France. Our services are 100% confidential, free and tailored to your needs.

Got a project? Contact us!

We help you grow your business in four simple steps

Analyze and inform

Analyze your company profile and priorities
in a detailed set of specifications

Provide industry data and information
on the business environment

Find the right solutions

Find land and/or buildings
Find partners or acquisition targets

Find critical skills
Welcome you and arrange site visits

Make start-up easier

Identify and tap into government aid
and other business assistance programs

Interface with authorities to put
formalities on the fast track

Provide continued support and help you grow

Ease you into the local
business community

Help your business grow
into the future

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They chose Hauts-de-France

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"

Gilles OFCARD
Factory manager of SKF's plant in Valenciennes

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 (2014-2018)

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

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.”

Wu Liping
President of MG-Valdunes (2014-2017)

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 (2016-2018)

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0 %

of foreign-owned businesses
already in Hauts-de-France
recommend the region
(Source: 2017 study by KPMG)

News

16 February 2021
Investment - Railway
Alstom-rail
Estimated reading time : 2 minutes
The two rail giants with a presence in Hauts-de-France are joining forces to become the world’s number 2 in the sector. Discover the combined force of this new leader in smart and sustainable mobility.
27 January 2021
Agrifood - Investment
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Estimated reading time : < 1 minute
New agri-food investment in Hauts-de-France. The commercial baker, Menissez, is investing €180 million to expand its site and will recruit between 150 and 200 employees.
22 January 2021
Agrifood - Investment
Beverage industry in hauts-de-France region
Estimated reading time : 2 minutes
This new factory is the largest investment in the French food industry in three years. With cutting-edge technology, the factory will enable the Dutch group to increase production capacity.
16 February 2021
Investment - Railway
Alstom-rail
Estimated reading time : 2 minutes
The two rail giants with a presence in Hauts-de-France are joining forces to become the world’s number 2 in the sector. Discover the combined force of this new leader in smart and sustainable mobility.