France welcomes talent


Talents are the core of businesses’ strategies. Talent mobility is a key factor for the economy of States to measure their attractiveness.

Host country conditions for entrepreneurs and international talent and their families irrevocably influence the choice of country for them.

France’s economic attractiveness

Foreign direct investment


In 2020, France is ranked 1st amongst for the second consecutive year as the most attractive European country with 1 215 projects developed by talented and outgoing entrepreneurs, or 23 investment projects per week.

In 2021, 1,607 investment projects were registered, or 31 investment decisions per week. 59% of the projects were supported by Business France.

France, is a start-up Nation


France is on its way to become one of the world’s more attractive countries as a result of the French Tech system.

This is a unique ecosystem that brings together start-ups, investors, decision-makers, international talent, and community builders.

Research and development (R&D)


In 2021, 155 R&D investment projects have been registered, representing 10 % of total foreign investments registered in 2021.

Creation and security of jobs


In 2021, 45,008 jobs were created or maintained thanks to 1,608 foreign investment decisions.

Studying and doing research in France

A training system of quality :

Quality education

Leading criteria of choice for international students

90% of international students recommend France as a  destination for higher learning.


International talent is particularly satisfied with access to culture and art as well as to French gastronomy and infrastructure, especially the mass transit system.

> Take a look at INSEAD’s talents survey.

Discover the Annual Report 2020: Foreign investment in France

General framework


France has set up attractive systems to make the country welcoming for investors, entrepreneurs, start-uppers, and international talent that wish to set up shop, work, and live for a long time in France with their family.

Increased mobility thanks to the talent passport

Residence permit of 4 years, renewable.

In 2021, approximately 36,000 Talent Passports were issued

High-quality social security

Continuity of any rights acquires with 74 bilateral conventions and social security agreements

1st OECD country in terms of health accessibility in 2018.

> Take a look at the 2019 OECD Panorama

An attractive expatriate tax system

A special expatriate exemption schemes for a period for up to 8 years

126 tax treaties concluded by France in order to avoid double taxation

Booming international education

More than 550 international programs and 18 languages taught.

An attractive ecosystem for startups

A total of €11.57 billion raised in 2021.

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