Relocating to Lyon is an opportunity to centralize your decision-making centers in one single regional or interregional center. The city and its region offer a wide range of strategic locations to set up your business center in France. Thanks to the highly effective workforce and incomparable quality of life, starting or relocating your business to Lyon, France can add great value to it.

Transport and accessibility

What makes the city of Lyon an excellent international business opportunity is its great strategic geographic location. Highly accessible and just 2 hours from Paris by TGV (there are over 30 return trips daily), Lyon also serves over 120 destinations by direct flight from its international Lyon-Saint Exupery airport . Locally, its public transport system is vast and comprehensive (metro, tram bus) and its 120 km of highways make it accessible at a regional level too.

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L’aéroport international Lyon Saint-Exupéry

Local economy

The city of Lyon and its region provides great economic environment for doing business in France. One of the country’s most dynamic regions, the Rhône Alpes territory represents 10% of France’s GDP. With five competitive clusters (Lyonbiopôle, Axelera, Lyon Urban Trucks & Bus, Techtera and Minalogic), the Lyon area can be distinguished from other European cities by the wealth and diversity of its sectors of excellence. It is this rich economic fabric that has attracted international companies of renown, willing to do business in France, such as bioMérieux, Sanofi Pasteur, Electronic Arts…

Living in Lyon

The city has been classed a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998, Lyon offers an exceptional quality of life. With a multitude of museums and historical sites it hosts several flagship events throughout the year, winning it the title of #1 city for culture, after Paris. Famous for its cuisine and its ‘bouchons lyonnais’, the region is considered to be the Gastronomy Capital with over 1000 restaurants. Located in the heart of Europe, Lyon is situated just 2 hours away from ski resorts on one side and the Mediterranean on the other.

They chose to do business in Lyon

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