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Photographer Stéphanie Rivoal
In 2010, the Paris Region welcomed 243 foreign companies, up an outstanding 27% as compared to 2009, and to 22% for the rest of France.
This new production potential will generate over 8,400 jobs in the next three years, against 8,300 in 2009, which also puts the Paris Region ahead of its French counterparts.
Despite a tough economic outlook, the Paris Region remained attractive, securing its leading position in France as a host to new foreign businesses. Just by itself, the Paris Region in 2010 received over 30% of foreign company settlement projects recorded in France and 26% of the jobs created by those companies.
In all, there are 17,400 businesses and 700,000 wage earners who depend on a foreign group in the Paris Region, representing 18% of the region's total, making the region the French leader in the hosting of foreign companies.