Nord France Invest is the economic development agency for Hauts-de-France

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 is the economic development agency for Hauts-de-France

Nord France Invest is the investment promotion agency for Hauts-de-France: we identify, attract and facilitate business development projects by foreign-owned companies.

About 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 customised solutions that are tailored to your priorities.

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.

Learn more about our four-step support process:

Get one-stop answers to all your questions and draw up specifications for your project in Hauts-de-France

Find solutions tailored to your investment project—set up a new business, expand an existing one, acquire another company and/or partner with a regional business

Optimise your financing for faster start-up

Find your place in the regional ecosystem to grow your business

Our commitments

One dedicated adviser

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

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.

Services free of charge

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

Personalised assistance

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

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 1,200 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.

Major business projects assisted by NFI

Automotive equipment, Italy, Production plant

Online marketplace, USA, Logistics hub, warehouses

Customer relations, France, CRM centre

Bakery, Italy, Production plant

Healthcare - pharmaceuticals, Germany, French headquarters

Life science and medical diagnostics research products, USA, production plant

Rolling stock, Canada, Production plant

E-tourism, Netherlands, Customer service centre

Pharmaceutical, UK, Production plant

ice cream, USA, Production plant

TIC, USA, Customer innovation centre

Farm machinery, Japan, Assembly plant + research centre

Insurance, UK, Service centre

Customer relations, Germany, Customer relations centre

Seafood processing, Norway, Production plant

Chemicals, Italy, Production plant

Modular construction, UK, Production plant

Beverages, Netherlands, Production plant

Paper and card production, Spain, Purchase of production plant and expansion

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Automotive equipment, Germany, Production plant

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Nutrition R&D, UK, New-product development lab

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Mechanical engineering, Germany, Production plant

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Automaker, Japan, Production plant

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What international business thinks

“Throughout our exchanges we were struck by their enthusiastic support for our projects, along with their ongoing assistance. NFI is a valuable structure for companies like ours; for the French economy to continue to grow, we need to be able to find entities to help and advise us in each region.”


Aperam expanded its existing site in 2018
Sector: steel
Home country: Luxembourg

“We’ve formed a close relationship with Nord France Invest. They’ve been an excellent source of support and information.”

Ma Steel

Ma Steel acquired an existing company in the region in 2014
Sector: railway equipment
Home country: China

“All along the line, from setting up the plant through to mass production, all the local authorities gave us tremendous support. We were delighted to get all our permits in good time and everything went as planned.”


Kubota set up in Hauts-de-France in 2013
Sector: tractor assembly
Home country: Japan

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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.