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Up and coming markets

Toulouse Midi-Pyrenees
French region in terms of economic growth (+ 2.3%/ year)

4 international competitiveness clusters

Aerospace valley

Airbus toulouse

A global competitiveness cluster bringing together Midi-Pyrénées and Aquitaine regions in the area of aeronautics, space and on-board systems.

  • 1,600 companies
  • 120,000 industrial jobs
  • 8,500 researchers
  • 598 research and development projects


    A research cluster for the health, biotechnologies and cancer sectors.200 companies employing 15,000 people and working on 112 certified projects.

    Agrimip Innovation

    A development cluster for agriculture and food and non-food processing.205 companies – 195 researchers – 282 certified projects – Label Gold.

    Water cluster

    A cluster aimed at identifying surface and underground water sources, managing this resource and how it is used, and
    developing the reuse and recycling of waste water.

    • 60 companies
    • 19 research and development projects

    Automotech cluster

    • 11.000 jobs
    • Turnover of 5 bilions €

    Up and coming markets

    Toulouse and the surrounding region is the ideal location for business development.

    A prosperous economy over the long term

    5th ranked economic power in France, Toulouse is firmly focused on research and high technologies.
    These 2 major areas guarantee growth and economic sustainability.


    • France’s No.1 region for Research & Development;
    • Home to around 400 international businesses;
    • Top ranked region in terms of trade balance.

    The strength of a Euroregion

    In order to optimise opportunities and to reinforce their economic weight, the Midi-Pyrenees and Languedoc-Roussillon regions have got together with Catalonia, Aragon and the Balearic Islands. This Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion has shown a united front since 2004 and defends the interests of the 13 million citizens that it represents.

    State-of-the-art industry

    Another major asset for Toulouse’s urban area. The industries that have been established here for dozens of years cover
    very high added-value sectors: aeronautics, the space industry, research, electronics, pharmaceutics, IT services,
    agronomics, etc.

    Leading positions

    • No.1 in Europe and No.2 worldwide for aeronautical activities (Airbus, ATR, Latécoère, Liebherr...)
    • No.1 in Europe for Space industries and research (CNES, Spot Image, EADS, Astrium, Thales...)
    • No.1 nationally for the design of on-board electronic systems (ACTIA Group, Continental, Rockwell Collins…)
    • No.1 after the Ile-de-France area for Information Technology services (Cap Gemini, Sogeti, IBM...)