The proof is there – Bordeaux is pursuing its economic growth and creating employment. Driven by innovative companies, the city’s economy is growing.
Asobo, Hermès, Onepoint, Ubisoft …and more.
Video games, industry, services: in every sector, companies are recruiting
‘Made in Bordeaux’ is flourishing and the video games cluster is a perfect example. ‘A Plague Tale’ by Bordeaux-based Asobo is hugely successful and the studio continues to grow. Ubisoft, which located its first French studio in 21 years in Bordeaux in 2017, plans to create several hundred jobs.
Hermès has just laid the foundation stone for its future leather goods workshop, 15km from Bordeaux, and hopes to create 280 jobs in the long term with new projects in the pipeline.
Onepoint is creating a campus – a €100m investment – for 800 people at the Cité Numérique de Bordeaux and aims to recruit a thousand people in the next 4 years.
Merck, LNC Therapeutics, Poietis, Tree Frog Therapeutics, etc.
The Bordeaux biotech sector is in fine health
Boosted by key players such as Merck Biodevelopment and the Ecole Supérieure de Technologie des Biomolécules de Bordeaux [Biomolecular technology graduate school], the biotech sector boasts some promising nuggets that are enjoying strong growth: LNC Therapeutics is to inaugurate its laboratories, Poietis has produced a string of innovations and successes, Tree Frog Therapeutics has raised over €7m and Sophia Genetics is opening a new R&D unit. The Seventure Partners investment fund has shown a keen interest in Bordeaux-based biotech firms.
Fundraising, expansions: ever higher and stronger
Or how to be in Bordeaux and pursue business growth
Several firms have successfully raised funds since the start of the year. Among the most recent, Geosat has just raised €10m and forecasts 40% growth this year. Wiidii is also about to raise €10m and start recruiting to reach 100 employees by the end of the year. Both companies handle big data and are innovators in their respective fields.
Ceva Santé is buying a German specialist and Lectra was rewarded at Texprocess for its innovation which will revolutionize the ready-to-wear market. Numerous recent examples demonstrate the buoyant health of Bordeaux companies. Furthermore, INSEE figures show a constant rise in the last 16 quarters of net job creation in the private sector.
Bordeaux is France’s 2nd most attractive city according to Le Point magazine’s latest ranking, thanks to its economic vibrancy.
Surprised? We aren’t!