Bayer CropScience, number 2 in the world in the agro-chemical industry, inaugurated the offices of is European headquarters in Vaise, on September 11, 2003. The new building is occupied by 580 people in 19,600 square meters, which makes it the largest office building in Lyon belonging to a single company. The President of the Rhône-Alpes Region, Anne-Marie Comparini, and the President of Greater Lyon, Gérard Collomb, spoke at the inauguration and emphasized the "attractiveness" of Lyon for new-generation industries.