La Rochelle… Sites & Successes
Although a renowned tourist destination with 3 million annual visitors, the La Rochelle conurbation also offers excellent local and international business opportunities. With its distinctive character, the area presents an exceptional balance of work and business.
Every year the La Rochelle conurbation invests between €15m and €20m in helping to create, establish and develop local businesses, to support innovative projects and to encourage job creation in the area.
As a strong economic location situated between Bordeaux and Nantes, the conurbation offers a range of business facilities and a strong infrastructure making it unique in France: it is home to 3 ports (pleasure, industrial and commercial), a university, a business school, an engineering school, 2 conference centres and new film studios in the town centre, to mention but a few.
The conurbation is a pioneer in the field of sustainable development, soft mobility and eco construction and is developing the Atlantech® project. Unique in France, and to an international standard, this project will establish the conurbation as a technopolitan area welcoming new technologies, in the domain of eco housing and eco mobility, that will be developed and tested on the Atlantech® site.
In parallel with the local network and business clubs that set the economic pace of the conurbation, a team of experts is on hand with a view to setting up and guiding projects, essential to businesses in their different stages of development. Working within the local network business directors and players in the economy, with their individual expertise, are testament to the conurbation's dynamism.