France

French Companies Thrive in America

125+

French Companies

15.5K

People Working for French Companies

#1

Top State for Business

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Tageos Selects Henderson County for Its North American HQ

Global RFID inlays and tags manufacturer, Tageos will create 64 new jobs and invest $19.25 million to establish its North American headquarters in the Town of Fletcher, located in Henderson County.

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bioMérieux Opens New Production Facility in Durham

bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, is proud to announce the opening of a new production line at its Americas Headquarters in Durham, North Carolina.

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French Investment by the Numbers

$439M
in Capital Investment from French Companies since 2013
$2.8B
in Goods Imported from France to North Carolina (2023)
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Strategic Location

With half of the American population within a day’s drive, North Carolina is strategically positioned in the middle of the United States’ East Coast. Four international airports and two deep seaports put many customers and suppliers within reach.

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Speed to Market

You don’t have to navigate complicated tax structures or bureaucratic red tape to do business in North Carolina. We have a top business tax environment and are full of resources for all permitting, licensing, and other regulation questions.

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Hub for Innovation

You’ll find North America’s largest research park and life sciences hub located in the Raleigh-Durham area, while Charlotte is the second largest financial center in the US. North Carolina is also known for its agriculture, food, and automotive manufacturing sectors.

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Top Trading Partner

France is one of North Carolina’s top trading partners. In 2023, the state imported $2.8 billion in French goods and exported over $2 billion in goods to France. Top products include nuclear reactors and boilers, pharmaceuticals, and manufactured parts.

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French Companies Prosper in NC

Some prominent French companies that have already established themselves in this state include:

Michelin

Aplix

bioMerieux

Arkema

AXA Advisors

Saint-Gobain

Schneider Electric

North Carolina is a great place to do business because of its quality of life, extensive infrastructure, investment in workforce development, and commitment to forming industrial partnerships.

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Anders Victor

Anders Victor

Senior Business Development Manager,
Europe and India
Luigi Mercuri

Luigi Mercuri

Managing Director,
Europe Investment Office
Michael Ritschl

Michael Ritschl

Director, Europe Investment Office
Mattia Silvestrin

Mattia Silvestrin

International Expansion Executive,
Europe Investment Office