Win new markets with help from Hauts-de-France

Do you want to break into new markets? Or move closer to your current customers?

Your business is at a crossroads: you’ve built a strong presence in your existing markets, and are actively seeking new clients. But how will you serve these attractive new prospects from afar? Why not boost your growth by making them local?

Win new markets

Do you want to break into new markets? Or move closer to your current customers?

Your business is at a crossroads: you’ve built a strong presence in your existing markets, and are actively seeking new clients. But how will you serve these attractive new prospects from afar? Why not boost your growth by making them local?

Setting up in the Hauts-de-France region opens doors—and a host of business development opportunities. Thanks to our strategic position, an investment here gives you quick access to your future customers in the region, across France, throughout Europe and even worldwide.

Winning international markets

Hauts-de-France is strategically located at the heart of Europe’s largest consumer area—a unique springboard for winning international markets.

By setting up here, you’ll gain direct access to 5 major European capitals, home to a huge pool of potential B2B and B2C customers. Within a 300-km radius—just half a day by truck—you’ll find 78 million consumers with €1,500 billion in purchasing power.

This is Europe’s wealthiest, most densely populated region, offering a major competitive advantage for your international marketing.

Winning French markets

If France is one of your top targets, we’ve got a solution: the most effective way to establish and grow a commercial presence in the industries that interest you is to set up a business in-country.

And here Hauts-de-France offers 2 major selling points: our domestic market and our immediate proximity to Paris.

Hauts-de-France: put customers on your doorstep

Thanks to our powerful, industry-specific ecosystems, you’ll find a wealth of players right here. And if your major customers are on hand, it surely makes good sense for you to be nearby.

  • Over 70 distributors headquartered in Lille Métropole
  • 3 world-class automakers
  • 4 world-class rail manufacturers
  • Other industry giants including Roquette, Bonduelle, Holder, GSK, AstraZeneca, ArcelorMittal, Polimeri Europa and more.

Break into the Paris market—without breaking the bank

The Paris Region has business opportunities galore, but it’s also breathtakingly expensive. Before you set up a subsidiary in the capital, consider Hauts-de-France, which borders on the immediate outskirts of Greater Paris.

  • Our region has direct rail and road links to Paris
  • High-speed trains put us just one hour from Paris-Nord station
  • There are a scant 25 km between Senlis, the southernmost town in Hauts-de-France, and the inner suburbs of Paris

And real estate costs are significantly lower in Hauts-de-France, so you get all the advantages of the Paris market with none of its drawbacks.