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Monday, June 21, 2010

Regional news. Hauts-de-Seine – the second most popular location choice for businesses in Paris Region


Located directly adjacent to the La Défense business district and boasting an exceptional economic environment, the département of Hauts-de-Seine is one of the most attractive locations within Paris Region.
Outside the capital itself this is the region’s leading area for company start-ups, and today hosts 99,052 businesses, with 825,000 employees and a total population of 1.55 million.


This is also the no.2 area for international company location in Paris Region, hosting 2,500 international businesses, one third from the USA.
Hauts-de-Seine offers optimum conditions for hosting businesses, with a dense, high-quality real estate offering totalling 11.7 million sq.m, concentrating nearly half of all office premises marketed in Paris Region as a whole.


Hauts-de-Seine is located at the hub of a dense transport network, with Metro, RER and motorway connections ensuring easy accessibility to all the key regional, European and international economic centres.

Key sectors:
-Digital and ICT (23,600 companies, 276,100 jobs)
-Healthcare and biotechnology (5,300 organisations, 25,000 jobs)
-Finance and insurance (3,000 organisations, 78,000 jobs)
-B2B services (30,000 companies, 338,000 jobs)

Research – key figures:
300 research centres
15,000 researchers
77,000 students

La Défense – key figures:
-Europe’s no.1 business district
-160 hectares
- 3 million sq.m of offices
-3,500 companies, 1,500 head offices, 170,000 employees
-Europe’s no.1 public transport network
-230,000 sq.m of local retail outlets

Sources: Les Hauts-de-Seine, un territoire à vocation internationale; Enjoy La Défense Seine-Arche

Photos: © ARD/Michel Derouault


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