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Provence Is Focussed On The Energy Transition With Its Green Energy Industries

Thanks to its geographic position and its connected platforms that are open to Europe via oil and gas pipelines, the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis offers you the opportunity to gain market share in France and internationally.

The industrial area of Provence, to the west of the Bouches-du-Rhône area, is a diverse and unified ecosystem composed of four specific industrial platforms:



A Blossoming Ship Repair and Ship Maintenance Sector

The repair and maintenance of ships is one of the fastest growing sectors in the territory thanks to the rapid expansion of the pleasure craft, cruise ship, and luxury yacht markets. As emerging countries around the Mediterranean basin have developed, the market for yachts larger than 30 meters has literally exploded over the past 30 years. Over the past 10 years, Marseille has become the #1 marina in France for pleasure craft and a Top 5 marina on the Mediterranean Sea.


Optics / Photonics

High-End, Value-Added Technology For Multiple Markets

The optics-photonics sector has found particularly fertile ground in Provence with a great variety of businesses and entrepreneurs invested in the field and a great many more benefiting from their work. Optics and photonics are multi-purpose technologies that can be applied to multiple industries and having a vibrant ecosystem on site is an enormous benefit for the entire economy of Aix-Marseille-Provence.



A Proud Tradition of Excellence That Has Resulted in an International Market Leader


Food Industry

The Food Industry, A Traditional Sector That Continues to Prosper in Provence

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region has welcomed a multitude of small and medium-sized companies, as well as long-standing national and international leaders such as Pernod-Ricard, Coca-Cola, Haribo, Canavese, Jean Martin, Carnivor, Richel Group or FrieslandCampina. This territory brings together more than 8% of French agribusiness establishments, placing it second in rank of French regions.


A Focus on Skills & Innovation

A highly skilled talent pool with a diverse range of educational attainment and professional experience propels local innovation.

A Renowned Quality of Life

With a remarkable climate, a vibrant cultural scene, and an enviable culinary tradition, you can't find a more sublime work-life balance.


A Tech and Transport Hub

Along with its status a top European logistics hub, the metropolis is now home to world-class data centers and communication networks.


A Growing Metropolitan Area

Bring your project to a metropolitan area where growth is being driven by major urban, industrial, energy, and technology projects.