About Us

The Strength of a Vibrant Metropolis and the Benefit of an Expert Support Team

The Provence Promotion economic development agency has been supporting business investment in Provence for close to two decades. The agency was created by the Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Government and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Marseille Provence, with the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis later joining as a third partner. The goal of Provence Promotion is to promote the territory and help the area economy grow through national and international marketing initiatives. The agency has expertise in 10 key sectors including investment prospecting, business installation, financing, business transfers, and partnerships.

Our Support Services

Provence Promotion offers free and confidential support for your business projects. In order to be able to best meet your needs and answer all of your questions, the agency has a diverse network of respected public- and private-sector partners including local government authorities, business incubators, technology clusters, financing agencies, investment funds, and tax and legal experts.

In business, the success of a project depends on contacts and networking within the existing ecosystem. Provence Promotion provides you with easy access to the business network in Aix-Marseille-Provence and offers you a tremendous array of resources for such issues as financing your project, locating office or industrial space, recruiting staff and collaborators, or navigating the various subsidies and rebates that are available in the Aix-Marseille-Provence area. Provence Promotion offers tailored support to meet your specific needs and objectives with dedicated units devoted to Inward Investment, Launch Support, Promotion, and Management.

Our Objectives

  • Attract talented individuals and ambitious entrepreneurs from around the world to create sustainable jobs in Provence;
  • Consolidate Provence’s position as a world leader in business and innovation by facilitating the arrival and integration of new companies and business into the area economy;
  • Blend the dynamic work economy with the renowned Mediterranean quality of life to create a successful work-life balance that is the envy of the world.

Our Values

  • Personal Attention: We work with you to evaluate your dossier, identify your needs, and propose custom solutions;
  • Total Commitment: Your project is our project. We are fully dedicated to making sure your investment is a success and we are constantly developing new tools and better networks to support your project;
  • Global Spirit: Our enthusiastic and multicultural team can accommodate entrepreneurs and business leaders in nine different languages.

Our Results

Every year, more than 60 businesses, most of them foreign-based, decide to invest in the Bouches-du-Rhône and their projects generate more than 1000 jobs. These companies and entrepreneurs have understood that Aix-Marseille-Provence, with its vibrant economy and dynamic innovation, is the place where their investments will flourish.

With long-term partners and close-knit relationships with all of the major economic and government actors in the Aix-Marseille-Provence area, Provence Promotion can guarantee the best possible business support services and networking connections. We foster partnerships, synergies, and development opportunities in your sector’s ecosystem so that your project grows and thrives.