International standing

2ND BIGGEST
IMPORTER AND EXPORTER

60 Billion Euros Exported - 62 Billion Euros Imported In 2018

2ND MOST ATTRACTIVE
REGION IN FRANCE

For Direct
Foreign Investment

4,400 FOREIGN
INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES

In The Region

almost 3,000 SUBSIDIARIES,
JOINT-VENTURES
AND SALES OFFICES

Created By Regional Companies Abroad

MEMBER OF THE «4 MOTORS FOR EUROPE »

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is at the beating heart of international trade, here to boost your business.
We are a member of the “4 Motors for Europe” alongside Lombardy (Italy), Catalonia (Spain) and Bad-Wurtemberg (Germany). This joint initiative aims to make each of these four regions more competitive.

Top 3 export client countries:

Germany, Italy, Spain

Top 3 countries for foreign investment:

The USA, Germany, Switzerland

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An ambitious region

From Lyon to Turin, and beyond!
The new Lyon-Turin freight and passenger rail link stretches over 270km and is a crucial part of the Trans-European Transport Network.
It forms part of the “Mediterranean Corridor”, which connects Algeciras in Spain to the Hungary-Ukraine border, 3,000 km away. It will cross the border with Italy thanks to a 57.5km tunnel, connecting the Maurienne Valley (Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne) in France to the Susa Valley in Italy.

Léman Express, the first regional express link connecting France to Switzerland
Forming a crucial link between Geneva and northern Haute-Savoie, the Léman Express will provide passengers with a fast and convenient route across the border. Opening in December 2019, the 16km line will connect Geneva and Annemasse. It will include 2km of brand new rail in France and a modernisation project in Haute-Savoie, making it ready for the Léman Express – the first express passenger train service across the Franco-Swiss border. 50,000 passengers per day are expected to board the forty trains needed to serve the entire Léman Express route.

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