Nice Côte d’Azur officially awarded the “Territoire d’Industrie” label

February 20, 2024

The Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan area has officially been awarded the “Territoire d’Industrie” label for 2023-2027, underlining its industrial dynamism and its commitment to development and employment.

In November 2023, the bid put forward by Christian ESTROSI, Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Area, Deputy President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, and Marcel RAGNI, President of the Ragni Group, President of the UIMM Côte d’Azur, President of the UIMM Régions Sud-Corse, which also includes the Communauté d’agglomération de la Riviera française and all the local economic partners (Région SUD, CCI Nice Côte d’Azur, UPE 06, Pole Emploi, Université Côte d’Azur, French Tech Côte d’Azur, Business France… ) has been awarded the “Territoires d’Industrie” label by the French government for the period 2023-2027.

Following the successful labelling of the Carros / Le Broc industrial estate during the first phase (2018-2022), which saw, among other things, the roll-out of fibre, the creation of a multimodal interchange hub, an autonomous shuttle service, and the introduction of the Sud Industrie 4.0 Programme, Christian ESTROSI and Marcel RAGNI presented the action plan for balanced industrialisation of the region over the second period (2023-2027) on 19 February 2024.

“In 2023, industry in the metropolitan area will have a turnover of 3.5 billion euros, and tourism 2.4 billion euros. So we need to build on these two legs if we are to have a sustainable future. The President of the Metropole is counting on this label to boost industry in the area, even though some major manufacturers have already set up here, such as the Virbac laboratory in Carros, which is repatriating its Australian operations.

Wealth creation, job creation, international market gains…” these are the objectives of the Metropole. Grégory DUBOIS, Director of Economic Development and Employment for the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Area, explains: “We’re going to support innovation and therefore create events along these lines, and synergies between start-ups and major groups; we’re going to support the ecological transition of businesses via this label, which mobilises €6 million a year in green funds available from the Southern Region (€100 million nationally); we’re going to speed up training, and here a great deal of work has already begun with the arrival of a number of schools – particularly in the digital sector – in the area. Finally, we need to deal with the issue of land, which is a real challenge for the development of industry.

Sources: Press invitation from Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur and Nice-Matin newspaper


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