Step 1: Analysis and information-gathering

If you’re a foreign entrepreneur keen to grow your business in Europe, consider establishing a presence in France’s Hauts-de-France region.

To find the right site, you’ll need quick access to comprehensive data. And that’s where a regional development agency like Nord France Invest comes in: work with us, and you’ll receive reliable, actionable information from a centralised source.

Step 1: Analysis and information-gathering

If you’re a foreign entrepreneur keen to grow your business in Europe, consider establishing a presence in France’s Hauts-de-France region.

To find the right site, you’ll need quick access to comprehensive data. And that’s where a regional development agency like Nord France Invest comes in: work with us, and you’ll receive reliable, actionable information from a centralised source.

Starting point:
your specifications

No two business projects are the same. That’s why we deliver customised support: with Nord France Invest, you get your own dedicated adviser who provides personalised answers to all of your questions and makes optimum use of your time and project management.

To identify your needs and priorities, we’ll need detailed specifications from you. This document—a needs analysis conducted by a senior adviser—is an essential first step and serves as the basis of our partnership. With your priorities clearly identified, our expert can answer your questions.

The information you need—
all in one place

Chasing down critical regulatory and sector-specific information is time-consuming. But when you choose Nord France Invest as your partner, we can supply the basic information you need.

Our special advisers are accustomed to working on all types of projects, from simple to complex. They harness their in-depth knowledge of the region’s business environment and your sector for you, including outreach to:

  • businesses already operating locally,
  • centres of excellence,
  • available skilled labour,
  • universities,
  • real-estate agents,
  • and more.

There is simply no better source for the latest data and indicators you need to flesh out your investment project than Nord France Invest.

For more complex questions that require further research, we turn to our wide-ranging network of regional contacts. This includes the Invest in Hauts-de-France network, consisting of: local agencies; local and national public authorities; Business France, the public agency set up to promote the attractiveness of France for investors; legal advisers; consultants; and more. We work with them to answer your questions and select the best matches for your project. Bottom line: you’re guaranteed to get comprehensive, clear, reliable information.

Why you can trust Nord
France Invest

Over the past 50 years, we’ve helped more than 1,200 businesses set up and grow in Hauts-de-France.

From initial diagnostics to expanding your site in the region, our experts work with you to answer any and all questions as you move ahead with your project.

You save time and money: you won’t waste significant amounts of time looking for answers to thorny questions, and you pay nothing for our core service offering—including data searches—since your needs analysis is financed by our backers.