Invest in Alsace
Alsace is one of the most attractive regions to invest internationally. Its many assets include :
- A privileged geographical location
Alsace enjoys a privileged location at the heart of the European area, within Europe's largest urban zone which stretches from London to Milan running through Switzerland. The dynamism of Basel, Mulhouse, Colmar and Freiburg represents a strength which can only comfort the future of the Upper Rhine area.
- A great accessibility
Alsace is fully integrated in the European road, railway and fluvial networks. It has two international airports and soon, two new TGVs will provide service to and from Alsace.
- A high-level educational system
Alsace's four universities, along with the universities of Freiburg, Karlsruhe and Basel, make up the EUCOR network (European Confederation of Universities of the Upper Rhine) which federates the 100,000 students and faculty members.
In addition, twelve "grandes écoles" (competitive-entrance higher education establishments where engineering, business administration and other subjects are taught to a very high standard) provide top-notch instruction in technical fields such as chemistry, physics, biotechnologies, the environment, textiles, civil engineering, materials... Alsace is also home to business schools as well as the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (a renowned civil service college).
- A highly internationalized region
Alsace has always been a region at the crossroads of Latin and Germanic cultures in Europe. Its remarkable history has led to the evolution of an open mind and a welcoming attitude towards other cultures, whatever their origin. Alsace is a privileged recipient of international investments as it hosts over 1,000 companies with foreign capital, mostly from Germany (51%), Switzerland (17%), USA (8%) and Asia (5%) with a strong concentration of Japanese companies.
- A high quality offering for land and premises
Alsace has excellent industrial areas as well as important surfaces for future developments. Its real estate market for existing industrial and tertiary facilities is very dynamic. Companies find interesting investment and production conditions with attractive land prices, labor costs, tax abatements and other financial incentives.
- An outstanding quality of life
Tourists and inhabitants, persons of all ages and any background, will find in Alsace a pleasant climate, a rich history, beautiful countryside, picturesque cities, towns and villages and an extraordinary cultural and gastronomic landscape.
For more information, visit the website of Alsace International