Thursday, March 08, 2012
> U.S. investors believe in France as an investment location

According to the results of the annual survey published by the American Chamber of Commerce in France, there has been a 10-point increase in the number of positive opinions held by American investors about France’s investment attractiveness.

France’s recognized key strengths include:

-      Quality of life and location, cited by nearly two-thirds of respondents.

-      Quality of France’s infrastructure, cited by 57% of respondents.

-      France’s highly skilled workforce, cited by 40% of respondents.

-      The priority accorded to R&D and innovation is one of the new key strengths to appear in the survey for 2011. Seventy percent of respondents highlighted France’s research tax credit as an important investment factor.

-      Reforms to the retirement system and labor market for older workers have also had a positive impact in the view of American investors.


>> Read the full article in French business daily Les Echos (in French)

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