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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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Service centers

in Hauts-de-France

In Hauts-de-France you’ll find all the resources you need to expand your business-related service offering­—starting with a pool of skilled human resources and very attractive operating costs.
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Latest trends
in the outsorcing market

The outsourcing market progressed by 10% in Europe in 2019, in comparison with 2018 and now exceeds €17M.

This growth can be explained by a rebound in the annual value of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) contracts: up 61% from 2018 to 2019. Business is boosted by the award of major contracts and the robustness of Facilities Management and Contact Center services.

Key figures on service centers in France

The outsourcing market

  • 10 % increase in Europe
  • + €17 bn in revenue

Trends to keep in mind

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growth in the outsourcing market

increase in business process outsourcing contracts


increase in business process outsourcing contracts

a boosted French market

In France, the annual value of contracts in the market, combining managed services and SaaS mode, recorded a 15% increase on 2018, reaching 1.3 billion euros in 2019: the best result in the last 5 years!

Outsourcing, meanwhile, is widely used, with 82% of French companies outsourcing at least one of their activities.

Trends to keep in mind

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of companies outsource their activities


of companies outsource their activities

Reasons behind outsourcing

More than 8 out of 10 companies use outsourcing, but for what reasons?

According to a Global Outsourcing survey, conducted by Deloitte in 2016, companies find value in the following.


Double-digit growth for the outsourcing market in Europe and France

a proven
recruitment potential

The Hauts-de-France region offers many advantages to help you recruit your future employees.

Key figures

As France’s second-largest education hub, the Hauts-de-France region is both young and densely populated, with large urban areas (few urban areas have fewer than 100,000 inhabitants).

  • 6 million inhabitants
  • 33% of the population under the age of 25
  • 2nd highest population density in France
  • France’s #1 region for continuing education


The Hauts-de-France region is a cross-border region at the heart of international trade, making it easy to recruit multilingual profiles. There are :

  • 25,000 foreign students
  • 200,000+ foreign residents

Key figures regarding talent and skills

  • 6M inhabitants
  • 33 % of the population is under 25
  • #2 highest density in France
  • #1 in France to continue education

International profiles

  • 25K foreign students
  • + 200K foreign residents

Quality training

The management and HR training offer breaks down as follows:

  • 143 training centers
  • 289 degree courses including:
    • 230 2-year courses/ 59 licence degrees
    • 271 management training
    • 18 training in human resources

Two Lille schools (SKEMA and EDHEC) are ranked among the Financial Times top 10 best Master’s in Finance.

The region offers:

  • 27 licence degree
  • 55 master’s degree
  • 82 training programs in 24 institutions, with more than 5,000 graduates per year

These courses are also professionally oriented, with 76% offering apprenticeships.1

Les Places Tertiaires, Skema, 2022

Breakdown of training courses by domain