The 2021 report on international investment, published this week, proves that France’s appeal is a record year. In this panorama, Tunisia claims to be a major investor on the African continent in terms of the number of projects undertaken (17 projects and 163 jobs created in three years).
The importance of projects in the field of technology shows the dynamics of innovation in Tunisia and the formation of mutually beneficial co-development dynamics between France and Tunisia.
In 2021, 1,607 foreign investment projects were identified in France, an increase of 32% compared to 2020. These projects increased by 30% compared to 2020, creating or retaining 45,008 jobs. The level reached is historic. France wasn’t as attractive as 2021. Last year, an average of 31 investment decisions were recorded each week in France.
These projects are from about 60 countries, but in 2021, two of the three projects started, which is characterized by a significant enhancement of France’s appeal to European investors.
Germany has become France’s major investor, with nearly 300 projects, surpassing the United States (247 projects) (10,118 jobs compared to 8,063 in Germany), which remains the leader in employment. The UK has won the podium by identifying 151 projects (4,202 jobs).
The decision on a new location is largely (51% of the project) and is a sign of investor confidence in France’s business environment and economic outlook. Extensions, a new manifestation of the trust of foreign companies already investing in France, account for 44% of projects and almost half of their work.
The re-industrialization of France is a reality. In 2021, 460 foreign-origin industrial projects were identified in France, reaching record levels with a 49% increase. These projects create or maintain over 15,000 jobs in France.
International investment projects benefit the entire territory. France’s economic appeal is manifested not only in large rural cities, but also in more modest-scale agglomerations, as 43% of 2021’s investment will be placed in agglomerations of less than 200,000 inhabitants.
In this 2021 report, Tunisia (15)th Position) is 1er African countries on the number of projects carried out in France (17 projects that created 163 jobs in 3 years). 17 years Moroccoth Position is 1er African countries on the number of jobs created (259 jobs generated by 15 projects).
Michel Bauza, director of the North Africa Zone and Stéphane Lecoq, director of investment activities in Business France, who visited Tunisia this week, said projects of Tunisia origin are primarily in the technical field. This reflects the dynamism of innovation in Tunisia and the true bilateral relationship of “co-development” like Evey Technologies, a startup that has established an international subsidiary in Lyon.
The three major regions where projects of Tunisian origin are located are the Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region (six projects that created 55 jobs in three years) and the Paris-Ile-de-France region (four projects that created 40 jobs). am. 3 years) and Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes (3 projects that created 43 jobs in 3 years).
Lecoq emphasized the entrepreneurial spirit of Tunisia and the quality of his relationship with the team. To that end, he thanked Mrs. Zora Sadok for giving her a new mission to the Business France headquarters in Paris and introduced her successor, Mr. Walid Baltagi, to assist the project leader in Tunisia.
Release date: March 21, 2022 10:09:17