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 Sud region has the unique opportunity to host ITER, the most ambitious scientific project in the world. 35 nations are collaborating around ITER with one goal : to prove that nuclear fusion, the same energy from Sun and stars, can be use to produce electricity.

risingSUD is part of the Welcome Around ITER which support all french and foreign companies involved in the ITER project.

The Welcome Around ITER comprises The Sud Region, the French national government, ITER Organization, Agence ITER France, the ITER industrial committee, Pôle Emploi (Job center) and the French chambers of commerce and industry.

The range of services offered by the risingSUD and the Welcome Around ITER network aim to provide customized support that will help companies seeking :

  • to locate to the south of France
  • to accelerate their growth.

For more information, contact David LAURENT, Welcom Around ITER Project Manager

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