Alsace, an international et innovative Territory

Along the Rhine, at the crossroads of three borders, Alsace is a region that combines dynamism and know-how. Bold and efficient, it has everything you need to set up and develop a business. 

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Alsace is the perfect mix of tradition and modernity that caters for all possibilities and opportunities. 

Employment areas

As a multicultural Territory, Alsace is structured around 3 urban areas:  


Strasbourg, the European metropolis

Energy, youth and culture run through its veins. It is home to the headquarters of internationally renowned companies, international institutions as well as a dense network of SMEs.

The Strasbourg employment area (EZ) represents

747 508
328 659
of the population of the Lower Rhine is concentrated in the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg
Colmar la radieuse

The radiant city of Colmar

Tourism and wine make up its DNA. In addition to its indisputable charms, the prefecture of the Upper-Rhine region also knows how to meet the needs of companies of all sizes, all sectors included. 

The Colmar employment zone (ZE) represents

208 634
85 324
Mulhouse la surprenante

Mulhouse, a city full of surprises

A successful turn between tradition and modernity. The most southern of Alsace’s large cities has turned its industrial past into a strength, and is particularly well known for its new technologies.  

The Mulhouse employment zone (ZE) represents

438 304
149 245

Infrastructure et connections

Alsace knows how to take advantage of its privileged geographical location. Ideal for easy international development, it is also perfect for communicating and working with the major French cities.

Switzerland and Germany
international airports
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and the Strasbourg/Entzheim airport
TGV stations
Strasbourg-Paris : 1h48
multimodal ports on the Rhine
1st commercial waterway in Europe
Dense road and motorway network
A35, A36, A4

Economic sectors, research and training 

Alsace is international by nature, and industrial by birth. It has been able to sublimate its rich past to flourish in highly competitive fields, thus becoming an economically efficient and cutting-edge territory.    

  • Ready, trained and multilingual workforce   
  • Growing technology hub   
  • Unique industrial know-how   
  • 2 universities, 14 engineering and business schools, R&D cooperation with Switzerland and Germany.

Concentration of competitiveness clusters in Eastern France, especially in Alsace:

  • Biovalley France  – a cluster dedicated to medicinal innovations, focusing on the development of new drugs (from gene and chemistry to drugs), and on imaging and medical and surgical robotics 
  • Build & Connect - cluster is dedicated to sustainable materials and buildings).   

They have chosen Alsace

Stellantis (Ex-Peugeot Citroën Automobile Sa)
Industrie automobile
Neuf Brisach
Clemessy Sa
Travaux de construction spécialisés
Electricité de France
Production et distribution d’électricité, de gaz, de vapeur et d’air conditionné

Tourism and quality of life 

Wine Road, Vineyards of Alsace in France, Europe

Beautiful and on a human scale, Alsace is a territory that offers a privileged living environment, in which sustainable development takes on its full meaning: yet another good reason to settle here.   

The Vosges lakes set in the middle of the fir trees, the wine route where emblematic vineyards and authentic villages rub shoulders, mysterious forests and welcoming plains, nature in Alsace is a constantly renewed wonder.   

Art of living, culture and sport also go hand in hand in Alsace. You can admire one of the most beautiful cathedrals in France, enjoy an opera, walk its greens and hiking trails, experience the magic of Christmas by visiting its mythical markets, enjoy Flammekueche in a Winstub or an exceptional dinner in one of its starred restaurants.


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