About Us

Bernard KLEYNHOFF

President of risingSUD

Audrey BRUN RABUEL

CEO of risingSUD

 

risingSUD is the economic development agency

in charge of attracting projects, investment, and talent

to Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in the South of France. 

Our goal is to create opportunities and to strengthen the regional economy.

Our three main missions

ASSIST

companies and regional territories

with tailor-made solutions

ATTRACT

investors and talents 

to strengthen our sectors of excellence

STRENGTHEN

the region's economic image

by carrying out influence programs

 

We are dedicated to supporting you and your project! Whether it's setting up a business, exporting to new markets, raising funds, recruiting talent, undergoing a digital transformation, or implementing a CSR strategy, our team of 50 employees puts all their expertise and experience at your service to ensure that your project is a success.

 

risingSUD is particularly committed to environmental and energy issues. This is a reflection of the policies being implemented by the Region Sud, which adopted the first 100% green budget in Europe in 2023 in order to stay one step ahead in the fight against climate change.

 

Our agency is a member of the CEC Provence-Corse business alliance for the climate. Along with 60 other organizations, risingSUD is working to develop sustainable economic models and bring about a successful environmental transition in the region.

Our Results

Key Figures

545
COMPANIES SUPPORTED

in their growth, all programs combined

57
PROJECTS SUPPORTED

as part of the strategic sector program

159
COMPANIES SUPPORTED 

in their international expansion

124
INCOMING COMPANIES

from 30 different countries set up operations in the region

The South of France continued to attract investment and talent in 2023

Despite the global instability and a downturn in international investment in Europe, the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region remained a highly attractive location for business in 2023 with 117 incoming projects from 28 countries that will generate 3693 jobs over the next three years..

Our Governance

Founded by the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, the French government, the regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Banque des Territoires, and Bpifrance, risingSUD now has 89 members in its governing alliance divided into five constituencies.

Constituency 1

Constituency 2

Constituency 3

Constituency 4

Constituency 5