Angers, is a city of art and history and the 16th largest city in France with 260,000 inhabitants. Located in the heart of the Loire region, 1 1/2 hours from Paris and 4 hours from Lille and Lyon by direct TGV, at the intersection of the Nantes-Paris and Nantes-Tours-Lyon autoroutes, with a business and tourism airport, Angers has opened its doors to Europe.
The economic life of the region is also rich and varied. The service sector is the largest in terms of employment. The city is home to many companies with renowned names: Scania, Bosch, Valéo, Thomson, Pilote/Le voyageur, Esterel-Rapido, Packard Bell , Openportal, Evolis, Cointreau, Giffard, Terrena, Mory.
Angers Technopole is a dynamic science park, networking with 220 corporations and laboratories on site in the fields of information technology, electronics, productics, biology, and health.
Anjou-Loire’s green cluster, with its worldwide focus, brings together the region’s traditional industries in the fields of horticulture, arboriculture, viticulture, and seeds.