Base your business in Hauts-de-France for easy access to Europe’s single market, with free movement of staff, goods and capital across the European Union. Ship your products to Paris. Bring in your employees from Brussels. Meet a partner in Amsterdam. Once you’re inside the EU, the possibilities are endless. Contact us to find out why 1,900 international companies have already located in our region.
From Lille: London: 80 min Paris : 60 min Brussels: 35 min
€1,500 billion in purchasing power within a 300-km/180 mile radius
78 million consumers within a 300-km/180 mile radius
Operating costs average 10% less than our European competitors for all types of businessCosts in detail
10% of all engineers in France trained here
Wide choice of real estate options
Prime office space up to 50% less expensive on average compared with our French and European competitors
When you bring your business to Hauts-de-France, you can count on active backing from local and regional government. Your dedicated contact at Nord France Invest will help you get the support your project needs—our services are confidential, free and highly customised.
Analysis of business profile and priorities in a detailed brief
Key data on your business environment / sector
Help locating the buildings and land you need
Help identifying partners and/or possible acquisitions
Locating key competencies
Welcoming your teams and organising on-site tours
Interface with public authorities
Identifying and applying for government subsidies and incentives
Follow-up after deployment
Whenever we have a new project or new questions or we need help or support from the local authorities, they’re there for us. We're an integral part of the region's economic and social fabric.
IBM has many major customers in Lille. This is a vibrant, dynamic place to do business!
We chose Dunkerque in Hauts-de-France because it has everything we need. Dunkerque's industrial heritage made us feel comfortable locating here.
We considered other European countries, but selected Bierne in Haut-de-France. The nearby port of Dunkerque is ideal for importing and exporting components and tractors.
The local government, including the Regional Council, thought highly of this project. They helped us with a lot of the coordination.
Lille’s location is very close to Paris. It’s also a place where you have lots of very good graduates, so skilled employees are easy to find.
Hauts-de-France is unique. We're at the heart of a very densely populated area within easy reach of Paris, London and Amsterdam.