The numbers say it all

Fastest industrial growth rate

We build the world's biggest cruise ships here, and we also have expertise in cutting edge biotechnology innovation. Nantes Saint-Nazaire is a leading industrial hub, in shipbuilding (largest in France), in aerospace (second largest Airbus site) and in agri-food. We are home to major industrial groups such as STX, Airbus, Alstom and Eurofins, which are growing alongside an innovative and creative sector represented by the many start-ups in digital tech and the cultural and creative industries. 

Fastest job growth in digital tech

In this dynamic economic sector, Nantes Saint-Nazaire posts a growth rate that is five times the national average. In digital tech, we have the fast job growth in France, with more than 1,000 jobs created each year since 2009. 

One million people

As proof of the dynamic economy, Nantes Saint-Nazaire is experiencing strong population growth, expected to increase to one million people by 2030. Boosted by this dynamism, the city is boldly taking on aspirational urban revitalization projects, including the Euronantes business district near the train station (2 hours from Paris), a new University Hospital and the Creative Arts District on the Ile de Nantes, as well as the waterfront redevelopment in Saint-Nazaire.

Everything goes faster

"Here, there is an effective network that opens doors," say the entrepreneurs who left Paris to start and grow their businesses in Nantes Saint-Nazaire. "Two hours from Paris, without the high cost, and with the beach as a bonus!" Each year, more and more people are relocating to the Land of the Bold. Why not join them! 

Nantes Saint-Nazaire supports you

Entrepreneurs, investors, talents and professional event planners – the international economic development agency is at your service to help you get things done in Nantes Saint-Nazaire.

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