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Who can benefit from the NFI services?

4 specific cases:
  • Foreign companies in all sectors looking to expand in Hauts-de-France
  • French companies with no site in Hauts-de-France
  • Hauts-de-France companies with a succession plan
  • Foreign-owned companies in Hauts-de-France with a development project
Our services are not intended for :
  • French or international self-employed entrepreneurs
  • French companies wishing to export
  • International companies seeking distribution networks only

Why as the help of Nord France Invest?

Nord France Invest provides you with completely tailored, free of charge and confidential support. We centralize all the information you need to analyze your project. We facilitate your process to find a site, partners or land. We organize site visits. We accelerate your networking with future regional partners. Find out more about the agency's services on this page.

What type of project can support you in?

The agency supports job-creating investment projects. The nature of projects varies according to 3 main categories:
  • Start-up projects
  • Expansion of existing sites in the region
  • takeovers of regional businesses by international companies.
Nord France Invest's services are not aimed at capital investments.
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Nord France Invest

Investment promotion agency

Nord France Invest is the investment promotion agency for Hauts-de-France: we identify, attract and facilitate business development projects by foreign-owned companies. Nord France Invest offers you free and confidential services to help you set up and develop your business in the Hauts-de-France region. Find out how we can help you with your project.
Nord France Invest

Who is Nord France Invest?

Nord France Invest is the investment promotion agency for the Hauts-de-France Region. Financed by the Regional Council and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hauts-de-France, we help foreign-owned companies set-up operations in Hauts-de-France and grow their business here.

We want your business development in France to be as successful as possible. Which is why we offer customized solutions that are tailored to your priorities.

Nord France Invest members

The Nord France Invest association is open for membership. Companies, financial organizations, schools, economic development stakeholders – they have joined NFI to benefit from a powerful network of partners.

This mark of support and confidence enables members to participate in the governance of the agency and play an active role in its development.

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A powerful network of partners

Nord France Invest relies on a powerful network of partners to support each project. State, regional and local structures all work together to provide the best solutions for companies wishing to expand into the Hauts-de-France region.

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The Hauts-de-France International initiative

The Hauts-de-France International collective brings together stakeholders operating in export, investment, diplomacy and international cooperation, with the aim of accelerating the internationalization of companies and regions. Led by the Régional Council, the Chamber of Commerce and industry of Hauts-de-France and their operators NFI and CCI International, the collective shares a roadmap and pools resources.

Learn more about Hauts-de-France International

How does NFI support international companies?

Our services – most of them free – are designed for foreign-owned companies. And 100% confidentiality is our watchword, strictly applied to your project.

  1. Get one-stop answer to all your questions and draw up specifications for your project in Hauts-de-France
  2. Find solutions tailored to your investment project – set up a new business, expand an existing one, acquire another company and/or partners with a regional business
  3. Optimize your financing to be up and running faster
  4. Find your place in the regional ecosystem to grow your business

Our commitments

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One dedicated advisor

To facilitate your project, we assign a special adviser to you and your project—from the very first steps through to finalisation.

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Free-of-charge services

Our services are financed by regional authorities, which means they are provided by Nord France Invest at no charge to you.


Confidentiality guaranteed

Respecting your confidentiality is a top priority at NFI. Your identity and project will be known only to contacts that you’ve approved.


Personalised assistance

When you visit Hauts-de-France, we plan your itinerary carefully to make best use of your available time.

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Solutions that work for you

At Nord France Invest, we tailor our proposals to your specifications.

Our results

Since our founding in 1966, Nord France Invest has helped nearly 1 500 international companies set up in business in our region. For 20 years, Hauts-de-France has ranked among the TOP THREE host regions for foreign-owned companies in France.

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What international companies think

2014 award from Site Selectors Guild

In 2014, the Site Selectors Guild named us the year’s “Best International Development Agency”.

Founded in 2010 in the United States, the Guild brings together the world’s foremost professional site selection consultants. Its members provide location strategy to corporations across the globe and for every industry, sector and function. The Site Selectors Guild is dedicated to advancing the profession of international corporate site selection by promoting integrity, objectivity and professional development. Members are peer-nominated, vetted, and must demonstrate significant professional location advisory experience.