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Grenoble, International City

Due to its ideal geographical location - at the crossroads between Northern and Southern Europe, transportation networks that open it up to a multitude of markets, and an economic fabric that looks to the future, Grenoble has long been able to draw companies from abroad.

To date, 212 companies of foreign-owned capital employing more than 42,450 people and 68 American companies with 15,500 are present in this fertile region. When leading global corporations seek to set-up in Europe, Grenoble is sure to be on the short list of candidate sites.

Grenoble has taken on the role of a thriving metropolis in the Rhône-Alpes region and has established partnerships with other like-minded cities, such as Geneva, Turin, and Oxford.

In 1992, Grenoble was designated a "European University and Scientific Pole" which allowed it to strengthen its scientific collaborations with other cities and attract over 6000 foreign students each year to its universities.

Updated on 09 October 2014 at 1h48 pm