The French economy has significant key strengths
The French economy has significant key strengths that contribute to its investment attractiveness, including world-class industrial centers, large and powerful international companies, a dynamic network
of innovative SMEs, globally renowned scientific research and top-quality higher education and technical training, high levels of hourly labor productivity, high-quality infrastructures, electrical power and public services.
Yet it now faces the dual challenge of stimulating growth and employment in a depressed international economic environment.
The purpose of the “Pact for Growth, Competitiveness and Employment”, presented by French Prime Minister Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault on November 6, 2012 is to provide businesses operating in France with the means to reposition themselves on a sustainable and offensive footing in international markets, thereby
boosting the competitiveness of the French economy.
Built around eight competitiveness policy levers and 35 concrete decisions, the pact makes France more attractive to foreign investors, responding to their concerns and expectations in at least four different areas.
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