Setting up in the Lyon area or developing your project there? From administrative formalities to available funding mechanisms, get to know the local context for guaranteed success.

Regulations and taxation: overview of administrative formalities

To set up a business activity in our area, you first need to understand how the local authorities work plus the French legal and tax system. Here’s a review of current formalities.

Be fully informed about existing types of financial aid

Companies that set up in the Lyon area can seek various levels of public financial aid to fund their innovations and R&D activities.

The Business France website details the types of public aid you may be eligible for when you set up in the Lyon area. For example, Greater Lyon is notable for the complementary and attractive kinds of funding offered to back business projects. The area is also eligible for many EU funding schemes.

Plan to set up in Greater Lyon? Several of our advisers specialise in these funding matters. They will guide you to the agencies best able to support or subsidise your project.

At your service

Already based in Greater Lyon? Our local advisers will present our offering of local services, as well as any aid or support for which you may be eligible.

Not set up yet? Our teams offer tangible solutions to simplify your move to the Lyon area. Discover them in our column "Settle, live, and work in Lyon".