Driven by a constantly growing tertiary and industrial sector, Rouen and its region attract entrepreneurs wishing to set up or develop their activity in an attractive metropolis with a remarkable living environment.
Choosing to set up in Rouen means benefiting from its favorable economic environment: its incomparable strategic position (just 1h30 from Paris, in the heart of the Seine Axis, close to the North European capitals London – Brussels), its breeding ground for skills and know-how, its powerful industry where the major sectors are concentrated and its many clusters (automotive, health, aeronautics, etc.).
In Rouen, find your pro / personal balance!
What if this is the time to imagine another life? A life in which you could calmly reconcile dynamic professional projects and personal life? Here, fluidity prevails in an environment that is both authentic and urban. On foot, by bike, by metro / bus, everything is 15 minutes away: the office, the children’s school, all the appointments, the market and the forest on Sunday, the evening concert. Rouen is also a great economic vitality located at the gates of Paris and not far from the sea. The business areas are abundant, accessible and welcoming.
TOP of the ideal cities to “change your life”
In 4th place in the Météojob and Meilleurtaux.com ranking, Rouen stands out for its professional opportunities reflected in the number of open-ended contracts and its real estate purchasing power (price / housing ratio and median salary). At a time when working methods are changing, the quality and accessibility of housing, offices, coworking are major assets. Ditto for the A / R in Paris, easy during the day. Located between Paris and Le Havre, economic activity is multi-sector: 1st western European grain port, 2nd region in medicinal chemistry and 3rd largest producer of medicines. The major insurance majors are attracting fintech and insurance jobs, etc. A pioneering territory also in mobility, which is experimenting in Europe with autonomous vehicles on open roads. Logistics, health, agro-food, high added value services, environmental technologies are not left out. Many middle and high schools are laying the foundations for a good education for children. 11 higher education schools, 1 renowned university, 1 state-of-the-art university hospital and Neoma Business School (Top 5 French schools and 28th place in Europe for the Financial Times) train the talents of tomorrow. Performance, experiences and transformations of economic sectors, this vitality appeals to entrepreneurs and investors interested in creativity and a living environment conducive to personal development.
Historic and relaxed
The free time, that of the weekends, the holidays is lived fully. Everywhere, children have pride of place: the activities are rich and multiple. A moment on the terrace, at the Opéra de Rouen Normandie, a concert on the banks of the Seine, a time at the museums with the wonderful collections. Flaubert, Monet, Joan of Arc resonate around the world. Each year, 4 million tourists discover the history of the city and its surroundings where gastronomy is a signature: high-level catering and hotels complete this high-quality offer. Classical works, ephemeral works: all the soul of Rouen can be found in its candidacy for European Capital of Culture for 2028
Come and settle in Normandy!
Rouen Normandy Invest, economic development agency, supports your installation from A to Z! Business dynamism, economic networking, vitality of hiring, networks, quality of life! We promote your establishment in the Rouen Seine-Eure area. Our areas of skills and expertise concern industry, logistics, port activity, tertiary & digital, health & biotech, investor relations, innovation & environmental technologies. Real estate and land offers adapted to your needs and tailor-made support.