In a very challenging global economic environment, France has confirmed in 2012 its strong appeal for foreign investors. France attracted 693 projects, just slightly less than in 2011 (698). While Europe remains the main regional destination in the world for job-creating foreign investment projects (29% share), France is the second most attractive European country after the U.K.
With 22.5% of all foreign projects in France, the United States are again in 2012 the first country of origin for the French destination, and increase their market share compared to 2011: 156 investment projects in France were decided by 123 different US companies this year, a +4.7% increase compared to 2011 and the highest number ever recorded. These projects will generate 5500+ new jobs in France.