Setting up your business in Lille

Less than 80 minutes from the main economic capitals of Paris, Brussels and London, choosing the European Metropolis of Lille means placing your company at the heart of Europe and its markets. The ideal place to shine!

Key sectors

With a rich industrial past and strong focus on the future, the city of Lille is constantly reinventing itself. Entrepreneurs benefit from fertile ground and networks allowing them to grow in a number of sectors.
Currently, 80 companies are headquartered here that have more than 500 employees, including Auchan, Adeo-Leroy Merlin, Decathlon, Roquette, Lesaffre, Bonduelle, Boulanger, Worldline and Mobivia-Norauto, which contribute to raising Lille's economic profile.

In the heart of Europe

Thanks to its privileged geographical position, dense motorway network and the presence of two international airports within 50 minutes, the city of Lille offers the ideal location to deploy your business in the heart of a consumer basin of 80 million people.

A competitive property market

With 230,810m² of office space let in 2019, the city of Lille benefits from a high quality and diversified range of properties, allowing it to welcome a number of businesses.

An attractive labour pool

Managers and highly qualified professions make up20% of the active population.(sc Insee 2020)

A gentle way of life

A warm population, festivals, popular and eagerly awaited celebrations, a rich cultural life, walks in the mountains or on the beach, sport in the parks, bicycle rides - living in Lille offers all this as well !