Following the CHU and the University, Bordeaux holds its place at the top of the lists of the cities people are attracted to. Bordeaux’s attractive and healthy economy takes place of pride once again, proving that Bordeaux Metropolitan Area is on its way up!
With the new LGV train line, making Paris a 2-hour journey from Bordeaux as of July 2nd, 2017 and the dynamic job scene and living environment, Bordeaux is attracting more and more executives and employees looking for new personal balance, as well as investors looking for a rare gem.
More than one in two Parisian executives are attracted by Bordeaux
For the third year in a row, Bordeaux is the leader in the most attractive cities for Parisian executives, according to a survey by Cadremploi.
Nearly 8 out of 10 Parisian executives want to leave Paris to live and work elsewhere in the near future. In particular, they dream of going to Bordeaux (56%) ahead of Lyon (42%) and Nantes (41%).
The Parisian executives interviewed were tired of transport times, high rents and the lack of proximity to nature. They find the easy lifestyle and the balance between professional and personal life attractive. One in two executives would even be willing to accept a drop in their salary.
38% of French employees would like to live in Bordeaux
The Great Place to Work Institute also places Bordeaux in the lead ahead of Nantes in the 2016 list of French people’s favorite cities.
Bordeaux is the unbeatable winner both for younger and older employees.
The city also attracts a great number of investors
According to the Guy Hoquet-OpinionWay survey published at the end of July, Bordeaux is the ideal city to invest in for 21% of French people, ahead of Paris, Nantes and Lyon.
The high quality of urban renovation, the city’s transformation over the last 10 years, and the growth in the real estate market forecast for 2030 all make Bordeaux a sound investment.
A number of urban construction projects such as Bordeaux Euratlantique (450,000m² of offices, 15,000m² of housing…) or the revival of the Bassins à Flot district, are dynamic long-term projects helping to reinforce Bordeaux’s drawing power.
(Source: Cadremploi 1/09/2016, les Echos 01/09/2016, les Echos 02/09/2016)