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Key figures

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, a business-friendly environment

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in figures

  • 2,8million inhabitants
  • 47 800km2 in area
  • 1,3million in the working population
  • 72€ billion GDP
  • 1èreexporting region (export/ import coverage ratio)
  • 19a trade surplus with €19 businesses billion in exports
  • 268 000businesses
  • 60 000students in higher education

France’s leading industrial region

France’s leading industrial region in terms of jobs (proportion of industrial jobs in regional full-time employment)

  • Almost 1 in 5 employees work in industry
  • Almost 70% of the industrial workforce are specialized in:
    mechanical engineering/metallurgy, transport equipment, the food industry and plastics engineering
  • 14,700 industrial firms

France’s second largest agricultural region in creating added value

  • 63% of the region’s land eligible for PDO/PGI quality certifi cation
  • 153 protected designations of origin/protected geographical indications

Leading region for investment private investment in R&D (weight of private business spending)

5 competitiveness clusters

10 clusters

11 technological platforms

A Peugeot 3008 on the finishing line at the Sochaux site – ©Communication Sochaux

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Some leading firms

PSA Peugeot-Citroën – General Electric Energy – Areva -Berner – Inovyn – FTP Powertrain technologies – CEA Valduc – Michelin – Industeel France – Laboratoires Urgo – LDC Bourgogne – Aperam – JTekt Automotive – Alstom Transport -DIM – Faurecia – HMY France – Vétoquinol – SIS -Pneu Laurent – Parisot – U-Shin – FMC technologies -V33