rennes – nantes region

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The large and medium-sized cities of Brittany host a dynamic commercial activity.

Despite a growing share of consumption on the Internet, Breton commerce maintains a steady growth and a large number of shops.

In the commerce sector alone, nearly 150,000 establishments employ employees.

 

The industrial sector:

Showing resilience despite the economic context by relying on the food-processing sector which employs twice as many people as the national average, but also the mechanical and naval sectors which perpetuate Brittany’s industrial heritage.

 

Breton agriculture:

Based on the intensification of fodder, vegetable and animal production, which contributes to making Brittany one of the leading employment areas for the food industry in France according to the Agreste. Despite strong competition, the agriculture and fishing sectors in Brittany remain dynamic as shown by the number of farms, which has remained constant since 2010 and reaches 32,349 in 2018.

 

Regarding the tourism sector:

Enjoying the widest seafront of the territory and a heritage rich in history and tradition, Brittany welcomes more and more visitors every year and relies heavily on the dynamism of the tourism sector, crucial in the Breton economy. Tourist attendance represents 19.8 million overnight stays for the year 2018 of which 11.9 million for outdoor hotels and 8 million for tourist hotels.

Market services:

They play a decisive role in the Breton economy by establishing themselves as the sector of activity where the added value is the most important (39.5% of the added value comes from this sector). They are particularly present in Ille-et-Vilaine with 22,228 establishments for 175,810 employees.

Renewable Marine Energies:

They are a priority for Brittany. The region has many assets to position itself on the international scene:

  • Strong collective commitment to an energy and ecological transition
  • Maritime potential for the deployment of different technologies
  • Strong networks of public and private research and innovation actors
  • Quality training
  • Port infrastructures capable of assuming their central role in the realization of projects

The region welcomes all the economic potential for the growth of this new industry. Brittany is home to more than 200 companies, present in all the jobs and skills that will be required by the many technologies for the development of marine energy.

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