DECRYPTION – The Choose France summit in Versailles is postponed, but investment projects are piling up.
The Choose France event, which since the beginning of the five-year term in January has brought together the greatest international leaders under the gold of the Château de Versailles, may have been postponed once again for health reasons – in the wake of the postponement of the Forum of Davos, to which they generally go in stride -, no question for the Elysée to miss the opportunity to show that France is more and more attractive.
While in June 2021, 22 major projects by foreign companies had already been announced, for an amount of 3.5 billion euros and 7,000 potential jobs in the years to come, this time it is a harvest of 21 new investments for 4 billion euros and 13,300 jobs which the executive will welcome on Monday. Nearly 40% are R&D investments, half of the projects are industrial and they are spread over the whole territory. After having received in the morning the boss of the American group Eastman at the Élysée, Emmanuel…