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Why Invest in Lyon ? - 2016


​Lyon: a first-class french city !


  • Opting for Lyon and its region is to choose one of the most attractive and innovative cities in the world. A competitive location, open to the world, Lyon attracts a growing number of companies and investors each year.


  • Historically home to silk weaving, and with a long tradition of industry, Lyon has gradually refocused on advanced technology sectors, such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnologies, making these sectors the city’s trademark worldwide.


  • France’s third most populated city, after Paris and Marseille, and among the 15 biggest cities in Europe with more than 1,300,000 inhabitants in 2013, Lyon Metropole has not ceased to develop and grow since the 1980s.


  • Lyon has, for more than two years, been part of an innovative cooperation between four urban communities that have come together voluntarily to form a dynamic metropolitan grouping comprising almost two million inhabitants and 140 municipalities.

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