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Choose France 2023 Summit: investment in Burgundy-Franche-Comté

14 May 2024 Innovation / Recherche, Investissement, Attractivité de la région Share :

The 7th edition of the Choose France Summit was recently held in Versailles, marking a new phase in enhancing the economic attractiveness of France. With the participation of the President of the Republic and over 180 CEOs, this event highlighted major investment projects and significant innovations on a national scale.

Investments in Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Since its inception, the Choose France Summit has become a must-attend event for industrialists and investors worldwide. Held annually, the summit provides a unique platform for fruitful exchanges between major economic players and the French government, focusing on investment opportunities and business development in France. Several investments have been announced in the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region:


The Italian manufacturer IVECO announced a substantial investment of over 112 million euros for the year 2024. These funds will primarily be used to increase the production capacities of electric and hydrogen buses at its factories in Annonay and Rorthais, as well as to enhance the efficiency of the value chain. A flagship project will also be implemented in Bourbon-Lancy where the new multi-fuel Cursor 13 engine will be developed and produced, highlighting IVECO’s commitment to sustainable mobility.

SKF Group

SKF Group, a Swedish industry leader, continues to invest heavily in France, particularly in its aerospace activities. With an investment plan spanning from 2024 to 2026, SKF aims to enhance its production capacities and decarbonize its sites. These initiatives are part of a long-term growth strategy and the development of its research and development activities on French soil.

France, Land of Economic Champions

The 7th edition of the Choose France Summit not only strengthened France’s position as an attractive hub for international investments but also emphasized the importance of innovation and sustainable development in the investment strategies of major global companies.

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