Lionel Lepouder, Chairman of Invest in Bordeaux, presented a positive result to all the members and financial backers of the non-profit organisation Invest in Bordeaux during its general assembly.
With more than 2,100 jobs announced over 3 years, the region and the city confirm their growing economic attractiveness.
A first in 20 years
With 2,100 jobs for 80 projects, this year Invest in Bordeaux has achieved its best score yet.
‘The attractiveness of the city and the “Magnetic Bordeaux” collective strategy have contributed greatly,’ Lionel Lepouder pointed out.
From 2014 to 2017, Invest in Bordeaux recorded a growth rate in employment prospects of 130% and a 116% increase in enrolled projects!
New companies generating employment and major names for the region.
It is striking to note that the newly-arrived companies create more and more employment in our region. In fact, out of the 2,100 jobs, these companies represent more than 63% of offers, compared to 37% for relocations and expansions. They present an average of 27 jobs per company.
It is also worth noting the new arrival of renowned brands to the region. After Ubisoft or Betclic, who will create more than 200 jobs in the long term, Hermès has chosen the municipality of St Vincent de Paul to locate its new production plant which will employ 250 craft-workers between now and 2020.
Even if Bordeaux Métropole presents an overwhelming majority of projects, employment outside of the city has increased over a year to reach almost 10% of the total figure.
Digital, tertiary and industry: more than 93% of employment
After the digital sector, which still leads the way in terms of projects (36%) and employment (39%), industry takes second place this year ahead of the tertiary sector with 27% of projects for 32% of employment respectively.
The FrenchTech label and ecosystem, the university and laboratories are the assets which add to the appeal of the digital sector of the Metropolitan Area.
Expertise and skills, competitiveness hubs and clusters attract the attention of industry.