According to the results of the annual survey published by the American Chamber of Commerce in France, there has been a 10-point increase in the number of positive opinions held by American investors about France’s investment attractiveness.
France’s recognized key strengths include:
Quality of life and location, cited by nearly two-thirds of respondents.
Quality of France’s infrastructure, cited by 57% of respondents.
France’s highly skilled workforce, cited by 40% of respondents.
The priority accorded to R&D and innovation is one of the new key strengths to appear in the survey for 2011. Seventy percent of respondents highlighted France’s research tax credit as an important investment factor.
Reforms to the retirement system and labor market for older workers have also had a positive impact in the view of American investors.