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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Seine-et-Marne: a booming service sector

Seine-et-Marne is a département of contrasts, with Fontainebleau in the south, Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport in the north, Provins in the east and Paris to the west. With a population of 1.2 million, Seine-et-Marne has an even spread of farming, tourism, manufacturing and commercial businesses. It is one of France’s five biggest wheat producing areas and boasts some major forestry operations. Seine-et-Marne also has a booming service sector, particularly in the tourism and commercial segments. Tourism relies on the regions historical sites and beauty spots, such as Provins and Fontainebleau, and on the tourist magnet of Disneyland Resort.With 60% of its area taken up by farmland, Seine-et-Marne has the most developed agricultural industry of Paris Region. The town of Melun is the site of the SNECMA aerospace research centre which, with almost 4,000 employees, is the département's largest industrial establishment.Thanks to its geographic location (on the TGV network with connections to Marne-la Vallée, crossed by several motorways and close to Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle International Airport), Seine-et-Marne has a large number of transport and logistics businesses.Finally, the development of two new towns (Marne-la-Vallée and Sénart) has prompted the emergence of burgeoning service clusters while the tourism sector boasts an attractive portfolio with a number of outstanding sites and a good selection of hotels.To find out more about Seine-et-Marne and relocation options, visit the Seine-et-Marne development

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