Why the Carolinas?

So many French companies have chosen the Carolinas to do business - to name just a few; Michelin, Biomerieux, Areva, Dassault Systemes, Safran Electrical and Power, Sonepar North America and Zodiac Nautic Americas.

Our region offers:

  • low business costs,

  • groundbreaking university research,

  • superior infrastructure,

  • pro-business environments,

  • a location and transportation infrastructure which provide easy access to markets and customers,

  • an enviable quality of life that attracts talented people.


In the Carolinas, French companies employ over 35,000 people.

In addition to the advantages of a skilled and globally competitive workforce, North and South Carolina foster , and boast some of the lowest corporate income tax rates in the U.S. and favorable legal and regulatory climates. The Carolinas' central East coast location and transportation infrastructure provide easy access to markets and customers. 



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