Marne-la-Vallée today is a clearly identifiable and powerful magnet. On the strength of substantial assets in terms of business, environment and accessibility, the area hosts a large number of major companies and enjoys a 90% employment rate.
Opportunities for settling are many and diverse, and will help businesses of all sizes take advantage of this economic hub’s prominence.
Located 17 km east of Paris, Marne-la-Vallée represents a privileged site enjoying remarkable transport infrastructures (close to Roissy CDG and Orly airports, France’s leading TGV hub, 2 RER rail lines (A and E), and the A4 motorway).
The immediate proximity of the French capital gives Marne-la-Vallée major economic clout, making it the 3rd tertiary-sector centre in Ile-de-France today.
This momentum is carried by over 15,000 companies, including prominent groups like Disney, Nestlé, Axa, Banque de France and more, extending across a pool of competencies encompassing close to 130,000 jobs.
Thanks to its characteristic development potential and drive towards partnerships, the Marne-la-Vallée area was chosen by the Government to be a cluster of excellence within the Greater Paris project, as announce by President Nicolas Sarkozy in a speech given on April 29th, 2009.
A second cluster of excellence devoted to the leisure, sports and major events sector and located in Val d'Europe will provide a complementary tourist attraction to Paris, contributing not only to the economic growth of the area but to that of Ile-de-France as a whole. This Tourism Cluster will in particular include a convention centre and the establishment of the "Villages Nature" project, thus bringing further substance still to the tourist and business accommodation supply.
With its 300,000 inhabitants, the living community of Marne-la-Vallée provides companies with a well-trained, qualified workforce. The Marne-la-Vallée university centre currently boasts over 15,000 students and 1,300 researchers in 18 elite schools and universities.
Lastly, the area offers employees a quality lifestyle and setting, complete with a comprehensive, diversified housing supply providing inhabitants with the possibility of genuine progression in their residential options. Its preserved natural environment, its cultural heritage and a wide range of leisure activities make the area a place where it is truly pleasant to live.