Choosing to set up or develop your business in Lyon or its region means investing in one of Europe’s most attractive metropolitan areas. A competitive destination that is open to the world, it attracts an increasing number of companies each year. Find out more about its strengths.


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Lyon’s economic vitality in figures. 

Lyon and its region make up France's second largest economic area and are home to numerous decision-making hubs. Discover the key economic data and companies in the Lyon metropolitan area!


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A wide range of business locations in the Lyon region

The Lyon region is a vast territory with many business premises and sites located in both urban and rural areas. Find out more about the diversity of our territories and the numerous opportunities they offer!

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A strategic location with an efficient transport system. 


Ideally located in the heart of Europe, the Lyon metropolitan area boasts excellent transport infrastructure that places it a mere two hours from all major European capitals. By train, boat, plane, or car… take your pick!


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Lyon, OPEN TO THE WORLD

A gateway to international markets, in the Lyon metropolitan area, your projects will really go places, thanks to the region’s numerous collaborations with cities on every continent. It also welcomes many people and hosts meetings, companies and associations from around the globe, thanks to its high-quality offering (international education, diplomacy, etc.).

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A talent pool with a wide range of skills

Lyon and its region benefit from a highly qualified workforce and give many talented people their start thanks to a high quality training offer and a wide range of higher education programmes.

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Dynamic communities and expertise in many fields: the sectors of excellence

The Lyon region is a leader in many historic and innovative sectors: health, industry, environmental technologies and digital technologies, services to name a few. Find out more about the local communities and sectors of excellence.

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Business real estate in the Lyon region: diversified and competitive

Planning to set up or expand your business in Greater Lyon? Lyon and its region are home to a variety of real estate operations. With numerous sites adapted to suit all kinds of activities and companies of all sizes. Find out more about business real estate.

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Lyon, a great place to live 

Natural spaces in the heart of the city; a rich cultural offering; world renowned gastronomy; excellent schools, sports, leisure, and health facilities; a sense of solidarity; and soft modes of transport. Find out more about the advantages of living in Lyon and its region for your quality of life!

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Find out about the formalities for developing your business projects in Lyon


Regulations, taxation, administrative formalities and existing financial aid... An overview of the procedures and financing in France and in the Lyon region to ensure your project’s success under the best conditions.

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