Why Alsace ?
International by nature
A bicultural region with historic ties to its neighbors, a leading player in European integration, a cultural mix of France and Germany, an economy largely powered by foreign investment, that’s Alsace!
A cultural crossroads on the Rhine
Europe’s historic trade routes, north-south on the Rhine river, and east-west along the Alps, have met in Alsace for centuries. Celts, Germans, Romans, Jews, have settled here, conducted business, integrated new populations and cultures, and created both a cultural melting-pot and an international commercial hub from Strasbourg, the City of Roads, to Basel, the intellectual capital of medieval Europe.
Architecture, gastronomy, landscape, language, communities, all testify to the strength of the multiple cultural influences that shape today’s Alsace.
French? German? European!
Alsace’s strategic location and unique multi-cultural heritage make it an economic powerhouse of international flair based on the following rankings: 1st French region for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment), 1st French region for exports per capita, seat of a number of European institutions and international organizations, and home to over 1,200 foreign companies!
Success made in Alsace
Adidas, Behr/Mahle, Carlsberg, Dow, Blue Paper / VPK Packaging, DS Smith, Georgia Pacific, Hager, HJC, INA-Schaeffler, Kuhn, Liebherr, Lilly, Mars, Mercedes-Benz, Merck-Millipore, Mitsubishi, Mondeles International, Novartis, Osram, Punch, Recipharm, Ricoh, SEW, Sharp, Siemens, Steelcase, Timken, Wienerberger, Wrigley, …