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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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7 reasons to invest

in Hauts-de-France

The Hauts-de-France region is a strategic location for companies that want to expand within the French and European markets. Discover the factors that will ensure your success: geographical location, transportation infrastructure, recruitment capacity, land and property availability, salary and real estate costs, personalized support.
Nord France Invest

#1 A strategic location
for your business development

Thanks to its location, Hauts-de-France offers a triple direct competitive advantage to companies that are based in the region:

  • A coastline for sourcing raw materials and exporting to international markets
  • An international border with Belgium and seamless access to the European Union
  • Close proximity to the Paris region, France’s leading consumer region

Within a 186-mile radius (half a day’s journey), you can reach 5 European capitals. This area is one of the densest and richest in Europe.

#2 Efficient transportation infrastructure

Hauts-de-France is a major region for freight and passenger flows. The transportation infrastructure is highly developed. Road, rail, air, river – all these modes of transportation are present here, and multimodality is a considerable advantage.

#3 Easy recruitment of employees
for your future site

Labor has become the #1 priority for developing companies. The Hauts-de-France region is home to large employment pools and numerous public and private training programs.

You can also benefit from special recruitment programs tailored to your specific needs.

#4 Find the ideal location

Finding the right site is a fundamental part of your search for a location. Whether you’re looking for a plot of land or a building, the Hauts-de-France region is full of opportunities.

In just one click, discover a selection of land and buildings on our special pages that will meet your criteria.

#5 Get support
on available grants and subsidies

The payment of public aid depends on a combination of specific criteria that require very specific support. It’s best to get help and advice to find out what assistance is available for your project.

#6 Set-up in
a sustainable region

It’s essential to locate in a region that shares your company’s values. The Region’s goal is to become one of Europe’s most advanced regions in terms of the energy and digital transition.

This project is called REV3 which stands for the 3rd industrial revolution. It is particularly supportive of projects that are in line with this approach.

#7 Join
an international environment

The high concentration of foreign companies makes Hauts-de-France a truly international region.

Discover the type of companies that have chosen Hauts-de-France to develop their business within the French and European markets.