Financing & incentives support

AS A START-UP IN THE HEALTH SERVICES SECTOR, WE RECEIVED A SUPERB WELCOME IN PROVENCE. WITH THE HELP OF PROVENCE PROMOTION, WE WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN AN UNSECURED LOAN OF 40 000 EUROS TO HELP LAUNCH OUR COMPANY.

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In Provence, Your Project Receives The Financing and Incentives It Deserves

The Aix-Marseille Provence Metropolis has eight communities that are part of the national AFR economic development program, which gives companies access to an extensive selection of subsidies through the PAT system or loans for their industrial projects through the ARI system.

As an area that has a strong commitments to both industry (one of the largest industrial regions in France) and to innovation (the #2 R&D site in France), Aix-Marseille-Provence has an array of financing opportunities that have been created for the relocation or the creation of an industrial site or an R&D center. There is also specific financing available for the acquisition of heavy equipment or machinery. Major international corporations located in the area, such as the Airbus Group and Total, also support regional innovation through subsidized loan programs.

There are also numerous national organizations (BPI France or the Caisse des Dépôts), area governments (the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region or the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis), and local investment funds (Fonds d'Innovation Marseille Provence) that help companies finance their research and development projects as part of a broader strategy to propel growth and boost the competiveness of companies.

Are you looking for ways to finance your move to Provence? Whether you are relocating your company, purchasing an existing business, or launching a new project, Aix-Marseille-Provence offers a wide range of services and resources to help meet your financing objectives including:

  • Classic bank loans;
  • Unsecured business loans;
  • Repayable advances;
  • Subsidies and incentives;
  • Bank guarantees.

And that’s not to mention the traditional network of business angels, venture capital firms, and investment banks…

Benefit From Tax Relief on Investments

Depending on the business sector, the ownership or share structure, and the location of your company, the Aix-Marseille-Provence territory offers a range of tax incentives and tax relief programs including temporary exonerations, partial exonerations, and full exonerations.

To cite some examples, newly created or newly purchased businesses located in AFR zones (nationally designated regional aid zones) may benefit from an exoneration from the CFE and CVAE taxes for local economic development), companies created in designated ZFU urban development zones may be exonerated from taxes on profits, while in certain cases companies in the region may benefit from an exoneration from property taxes.

In order to quickly determine your eligibility for the different financing programs, Provence Promotion has a dedicated Launch Support division to help you navigate the local financing landscape. We offer a made-to-measure service for your company or project, including:

  • Providing a selection of preliminary financing prospects;
  • Help adapting your dossier to meet the expectations of potential investors;
  • Organization of meetings with potential public and private financing sources.

 

Decision makers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs, contacts are essential to any financing operation, so let Provence Promotion share its established network with you.

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