Rouen Normandy economic development agency

Economic situation of the Rouen metropolitan area

Key figures of the territory


A unique strategic location!

1 hour from Paris La Défense and Lyon

Near the North European capitals

In the heart of the Seine corridor

A solid industrial system

Industry heavyweights (automobile – pharmaceutical – food-processing – and aeronautic sectors) established in the territory: Renault, Ferrero, Sanofi Pasteur, Janssen Cilag, Johnson et Johnson, Hermès Perfume, Valdepharm, Intertek, Aptar Pharma, Frénésius Kabi France …

An innovative and creative economy

Numerous clusters, competitiveness hubs, business accelerators and incubators… support every sectors:

Handicraft – Biotechnologies/Health – Trade – Industry (Aeronautics – Automobile – Food-processing – Pharmaceutical – Chemistry – Construction) – Logistics – Digital – Port and Tertiary Sectors – Tourism

A network of tailor-made skills and expertise

11 higher education establishments and 1 university (with 6 faculties) train your future associates.

Specialized trainings adjusted to companies’ needs.

A population younger than the French national average.

Lifestyle made in Normandy

A territory of human size proportions which benefits from a unique cultural, historical and natural heritage.


“Here, we undertake, we create, we learn, we breathe, we move, we live!”