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The France economic development directory below (scroll down) links selectively to the websites of French economic development organizations (EDO's).

These are also known as investment promotion agencies (IPA), local or regional development agencies (RDA's), or as public-private partnerships such as industrial or community development corporations which encourage companies to invest in France.

Contact us for independent project assistance in confidence, or for assistance promoting an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other "short list" research or project planning assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.

We are independent - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

July 15, 2009 - French auto workers threaten to blow up factory - Comment:  How will the "Invest in France" economic development marketers spin this story for potential foreign investors?  See also: French Nortel workers secure talks after blow-up threat - Is this a new trend for labor negotiations in France?

We welcome suggestions for additions or updates to this or our Invest in Europe directory.

Search Europe - across many economic development websites Directory of European economic development websites
France Scope Contacts Website and other resources
Invest In France Agency - and North American office


Regional maps

Invest in Northern France - Northern France eXperts (NFX) - Lille Region

Jean-Manuel Tailfer



Basse-Normandie Region
Alsace Development Agency Region
Jura Developpement Region
ADERLY Lyon Area Economic Development Agency Region
CAD Cote D'Azur Developement Region
Provence Promotion - Invest in Provence - Bouches du Rhône - Marseille Region
Bordeaux Region Development Agency Region
Invest in Midi-Pyrénées Region

Reims - ADER
Le Mans-Sarthe Economic Development Agency Region
France Atlantique Dev Agency Region
Ouest Atlantique
ADEC - Ajaccio, Corsica
Ports - France (partial list - research not yet complete) Website Suggested Contact
Bordeaux, France    
Brest, France    
Cherbourg, France    
Le Havre, France    
Lorient, France    
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, France - see also Provence Promotion above    
Nice, France    
Saint-Nazaire, France    
Toulon, France    
Airports - France  (partial list - research not yet complete) Website Suggested Contact
Airports de Paris, France  

We specialize in personal, independent introductions to relevant professional service providers such as business location strategy consultants and our many economic development contacts according to the project interests of the executives we serve.

Please contact us to discuss such services or introductory referrals.


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Bruce Donnelly, President

Global Direct Investment Solutions

PO Box 439, Fox River Grove IL 60021 847-304-4655 (Chicago suburbs)

FAX 847-304-5375

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Washington, England, United Kingdom (UK)


located in Northern England near the cities of Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland

EU mobile :

from UK dial as (078) 3473 0929

from US dial as (011)+44-783-473-0929


Office :

from UK dial as (0)191-415-7340

from US dial as (011)+44-191-415-7340

country code is 44, Durham is 191

Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though this directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.


  The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

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