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 2019, France ranked 1st amongst the most attractive European countries with 1,468 projects developed by talented and outgoing entrepreneurs, or 28 investment projects per week, up 11% versus 2018 and more than 50% over five years.



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)


157 new R&D projects were registered, making France the leading European country for R&D.



Creation and security of jobs


In 2019, foreign direct investment created more jobs.

+30% jobs created or protected versus 2018

                                                              Investors trust France as a place to set up business

                                                                              Take a look at the 2020 international investment in France assessment 

                                                             > Dedicated fact sheet: Annual Report 2020: Foreign investment in France

                                                    >Annual Report 2020: Foreign investment in France

International talents

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.



1st OECD country in terms of health accessibility and 6th global place for its health and welfare system.

> Take a look at the World economic Forum GTCI – Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Studying and doing research in France

Quality education system       

  • Quality education: 90% of international students recommend France as a  destination for higher learning.
  • Leading criteria of choice for international students

> Visit the website Campus France

> Take a look at  the 2017 Campus France Kantar Sofres barometer

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.