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WHY MOVE TO LYON?
More than a Culinary Capital, Lyon is now one of the most attractive places to live and work in Europe.
Lyon is attracting new companies worldwide. It offers a business friendly environment, cost effective workforce and its central location is key to pan-European projects. Take a look at some of the businesses who have chosen Lyon.
Lyon and its region offer a lifestyle few can match. Residents and visitors can take advantage of its rich history, arts and cultural events and its proximity to the Alps where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy snow and an abundance of recreational activities. Lyon's cultural environment, affordable housing and excellent health care make it a very attractive place to live.
COSTS AND LABOR
Lyon's pro-business attitude has given it a considerable advantage in encouraging investment. It is ranked second in France for international real estate investment, providing well-adapted facilities and infrastructure to growing businesses. It offers a dynamic and cost effective workforce.
TALENT AND INNOVATION
Education is a priority in Lyon, with renowned and international schools with a wide-range of career fields. It has a dynamic scientific community; offering research opportunities in the areas of health, biotechnology, clean technology and clean transport. Lyon is always looking for new talent to innovate and develop; plus Lyon offers a well-educated workforce for a broad range of industry and technology from biotech to cinema. Discover Lyon, a city of innovation!
Lyon is ideally located with easy access to major European hubs. Air transportation, rail service and ground transportation are abundant and efficient. The area is serviced by a number of European and Worldwide transport carriers.
PROMOTING TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY
Lyon is proud of its dynamic markets and is constantly looking ahead, hosting international conventions and forums year round. International and European tradeshows and meetings bring people together from varied sectors in science, industry, culture, and of course the culinary and travel industry.
- Lyon, capital of the Rhône-Alpes region, France's second largest region (6 million inhabitants)
- Lyon city proper: 468,000 inhabitants
- Urban area: 2.6 million inhabitants
- 112 major European centres and French towns linked to Lyon Airports
- TGV (high speed train): 1hr 55 from Paris and 1hr 40 from Marseille
- Real estate prices 30% lower on average than Parisian prices
- The Rhône-Alpes region has the fifth highest GDP out of 204 listed European regions
- It is the first-choice destination for international business in France: 900 companies with foreign capital.
- 1500 company decision centres, including Sanofi Aventis, bioMérieux, Seb Group, Renault Trucks, EA (world headquarters), Bayer CropScience, JTEKT, Scotts International (European headquarters).
- Internationally renowned institutions Interpol, Euronews, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the WHO, one of the only two Bio-safety level 4 laboratories in Europe.
- 5 renowned competitive clusters: biotechnologies, clean technologies, digital entertainment, technical textiles and transport systems.