Why invest in Lyon
The Lyon region is one of the top ten European regions for Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs). It also ranks second, after the Paris region, in terms of number of FDIs. This confirms Lyon's high potential for attracting foreign investors at both French and European level.
JLL & EY report, 2019 edition
Lyon : the European city of the future
Lyon benefits from numerous assets: a strategic location in the heart of Europe, a well-organized transport network, high quality infrastructure, a strong pool of talent with more than 300,000 students in the region (Lyon has been voted “best city to study in” by French students), sustained population growth, a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, and a quality of life recognized as being among the best in Europe. It is also classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco and recognized as the first cultural city of France (excluding Paris). By focusing on this “Live, Work and Play” approach, Lyon seems to offer the complete package of business and lifestyle benefits to attract newcomers, especially new generations. And let us not forget that Millennials will represent roughly 75% of the global workforce by 2025 !
It should be noted that Lyon, a pioneering city in the field, has also put in place a true Smart City strategy to combine economic dynamism and sustainable development. The major urban projects carried by the city (Lyon Confluence, Lyon Part-Dieu, Lyon Gerland, Carré de Soie, etc.) have become “life size” areas of experimentation for imagining and developing new ways of living and working in the city.
At a time when technological, societal and behavioral changes will define the shape of the city of tomorrow, Lyon possesses all the necessary ingredients to continue its extraordinary development and to become one of the reference cities of the future.
Discover why in this new edition of “Why Invest in Lyon, the European city of the future ?”