Invest in Occitanie

An attractive, dynamic region

1st region for business creation

(52 545 new businesses launched in 2016)

France 4th region for hosting foreign investment

> 2,636 jobs
> 3rd region for hosting R&D projects

2 metropolises

> Toulouse, 4th largest city in France (471,940 inhabitants)
> Montpellier, 7th largest city in France (277,639 inhabitants)

GDP: 159,1 billion Euros

(7.2% of national GDP)

2nd largest region in France with 72 124 km2,

larger than Ireland and 13 other European Union countries: with a population of 5,77 million 9% of the French population). The region attracts 51,200 new residents every year.

1st region for job creation

A strategic position in the South of France, between the Atlantique ocean and the Mediterranean sea

Bordering Spain, with 220 km of coastline, 3 commercial ports and 4 fishing ports, the Occitanie region has long been a North-South trading hub.
With top-level airport, motorway, port and railway infrastructure, the region’s main customers are Europe and North America.

20 million consumers within a 300 km radius around Toulouse

The strength of an economy combining high technology and tradition

If the region is the cradle of tomorrow’s technologies (aeronautics, space, smart transport, boating, artificial intelligence, digital technology, health, maritime economy, etc.), it is also leading the way in agri-food, mechanics, textiles, wood (with the use of space applications, robotics, digitalisation, Factory 4.0, etc.).

Resolutely committed to energy transition and the maritime economy, these sectors are now part of the long list of Occitanie’s regional assets.

The whole world benefits from the region’s talents, why not you?