Lyon and its region are considered as the 2nd largest economic pole in France and in the top 20 of the richest cities in Europe with London, Paris and Munich.
Fitch Bennett Partners has been operating in Lyon.
In the person of Julia Imbert des Granges, our partner based in Lyon, we thus benefit from her expertise and local anchoring and her know-how acquired over many years.
20,000 new companies will be created in 2019 in the Lyon metropolitan area, a record increase of 11.4% between 2018 and 2019, representing the strongest increase in the number of new companies created in Lyon in the last 6 years.
Areas of competence:
Grand Lyon is home to a number of areas of excellence: life sciences, clean technologies, industry, pharmaceutical industry, tertiary sector, smart city and digital technology.
Some of the great entrepreneurs have been active here for generations and others for several decades: Bruno Bonnell, Jean-Michel Aulas, Pierre Babolat, Marcel Merieux, Christian and Thierry Boiron…
The Rhône-Alpes region is the cement for the setting up of leading companies.
Such as Sanofi Pasteur, Biomérieux, Engie, GL, Events, Renault Trucks, CEGID, Rhodia, Descours Cabaux…
Grouped around 5 competitiveness poles (two of which have a global vocation): Lyon Bipole, Axelera, Lyon Urban Truck & Bus, Techtera… the companies bring together and draw on a community of experts, scientists and international decision-makers of very high level.
The partnership approach led by the Lyon metropolitan area, accompanied by all of the region’s economic players (CCIs, incubators, boosters, etc.) helps to encourage the creation of companies and support their sustainability in their first years of activity. Thanks to this dynamic, Lyon is currently the most attractive French metropolitan area among those with more than 500,000 inhabitants. While company creations are declining on a national scale (by around -5%), those in the metropolitan area are up by 1.6 points.
Lyon owes it to its economic dynamism:
Which is based on a wide range of assets: an entrepreneurial culture (more than 10,000 new companies are created every year), top schools (more than 120,000 students), a taste for innovation (10,000 researchers) and competitive poles (health, chemicals, transportation, digital, textiles).
The city is considered the most “business-friendly” in France, which makes it a favorite destination for executives, especially those living in the Ile-de-France region. For in addition to the favorable business climate, with many head offices of major companies, Lyon offers a popular living environment.
With an urban density that is more than half that of Paris, the capital of the Rhône is a city that breathes. Its large urban parks and its river with its landscaped banks form a pleasant urban environment, while the colorful architecture of Old Lyon and Croix-Rousse give the panorama the look of a postcard.
The countryside is just a stone’s throw away.
And the west of Lyon seduces with its omnipresent greenery. Indeed, the performance of the public transportation network also limits commuting times, a point that counts for quality of life.
The same goes for the leisure offer, which is based on major events such as the Nuits de Fourvière every summer or the famous Fête des Lumières and its 3 million visitors around December 8. Lyon’s gastronomy also contributes to the region’s international reputation.