Invest in the Sud region

As a veritable turnkey service for foreign companies seeking to locate to the territory, risingSUD is working alongside city, metro, and departmental agencies* to position the Sud region at the forefront of international competition.

Leveraging our regional advantages to make your project a success

The risingSUD agency is the exclusive representative in the region for Business France, the national agency in charge of fostering export growth, supporting foreign investors in France, and promoting France’s companies and the country’s attractiveness as an investment location. To meet these goals, risingSUD is committed to:

  • prospecting for international investments and identifying high-value projects for the region
  • facilitating the set-up process for companies that want to locate to the territory (real estate services, regulatory advice, HR support, after care)
  • promoting the region’s economic strengths and its OIR key sector program
  • welcoming foreign trade delegations and investors and provide tours of important economic sites and meetings with key figures in the regional ecosystem
  • supporting foreign companies as they grow their businesses in the region

* Provence Promotion, Team Côte d’Azur, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Var, Vaucluse Provence Attractivité, Invest in Haute-Provence, ADDET Hautes-Alpes, and EPA Euroméditerranée

The region’s stellar international reputation at your service

Territories are able to benefit from harmonious and sustainable development:

  • new companies, projects and investments
  • direct and indirect job creation
  • international recognition of the region’s areas of excellence and expertise


Businesses are able to benefit from a range of dedicated services:

  • insights and intelligence regarding the region’s economic ecosystem
  • exhaustive support packages specifically adapted to the project (partnerships, real estate, HR, regulations, financing…)
  • simplified procedures for accessing territories and connecting with partners to develop projects
  • free, customized support for setting up new companies


For more information, contact Anne-Charlotte DEBARBIEUX, Investments Senior Project Manager

A unique opportunity for companies working in fields connected to the ITER project

The risingSUD agency coordinates the promotion and the support for companies locating to the territory to work with ITER, the global nuclear fusion project that has a budget of €20 billion and brings together 35 different countries.

The Welcome Around ITER (WAI) network is a platform that provides information and support for companies seeking to win ITER contracts or to work as a subcontractor on the ITER site at Cadarache.

Within this framework, risingSUD manages the WAI initiative and ensures that it remains one of the leading sources of opportunities for companies in the Sud region. risingSUD also coordinates the different departmental agencies that are involved in the initiative

In light of the ITER project’s growing needs for subcontractors, workers, and real estate, risingSUD’s programs at WAI are focused on:

  • prospecting for companies outside the ITER system and supporting projects that are productive for the site
  • promoting the territory abroad through the prism of ITER while focusing on the themes of Industry of the Future and Energy of Tomorrow.
  • proposing industrial and residential real estate solutions
  • operating as an interface between the general public and the Welcome Around ITER collective

The range of services offered by the WAI network aim to provide customized support that will help companies seeking to locate to the ITER area and accelerate their growth.

For more information, contact Cyril CHAMAKH,  Welcom Around ITER Project Manager