How to identify the ideal location to set up your company in 2023?
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Why choose Dunkirk?
Reason No. 1
Easy access to the markets of Northern Europe
Dunkirk has an excellent strategic location. Situated 49 km from the Channel Tunnel, 25 km from the Belgian border and 50 km from England, our territory is perfectly positioned to help you reach Europe’s largest markets with Paris, Brussels, London and Rotterdam just 3 hours away.
Reason No. 2
The Grand Port Maritime of Dunkirk, your gateway to the world
On the busiest shipping route in the world, the Port of Dunkirk boasts excellent nautical accessibility, with no tidal restraints or locks. Its infrastructures are adapted to accommodate the largest container ships operating on numerous shipping lines.
Reason No. 3
A fully multimodal territory
Establishing your company in Dunkirk guarantees that you will benefit from a fluid and diverse range of transport infrastructures: roads, seas, rivers and railways give you complete multimodality and thus a lower carbon footprint.
Reason No. 4
A territory of industries with diversified sectors
A historical industrial basin, Dunkirk is home to many multinational companies but also high-performance SMEs with renowned expertise. While the steel, logistics, chemistry and energy sectors have made the territory famous, Dunkirk is now making a name for itself in cutting-edge fields such as pharmacy and green business.
Reason No. 5
A variety of competitive property listings
Whether you’re looking for a plot of land, a warehouse, business premises or an office, our team will provide you with solutions to fit your specifications, both sale and lease. The territory also has co-working spaces and a very high-speed network which means you can work remotely with complete peace of mind.
Reason No. 6
Secure access to utilities
Thanks to a diversified energy supply and production, including a growing share of renewable energies, the territory is in a position to meet the energy demands of endogenous and exogenous industrial projects. To find out more about the supply networks, Dunkirk has developed a digital web that will help you to identify co-products which could be useful to you (heat, steam, aggregates, slag, mud, methanisable waste, etc.).
Reason No. 7
An innovative territory committed to climate protection
The Dunkirk territory has made a long-term commitment to the well-being of its inhabitants. Decarbonisation of the industrial and port area, production of green hydrogen, digitalisation of processes, renewable energies, development of soft mobility… the territory spearheads projects that have been recognised and received major support from the State, through the Dunkirk, Creative Energy project.
Reason No. 8
The guarantee of being able to recruit future employees
The territory of Dunkirk has 250,000 inhabitants and is part of one of the youngest and most populated regions in France. Because of the abundance of educational courses provided by local universities, vocational training schools and engineering schools, companies will encounter a pool of expertise here. The territory also provides recruitment and training support programmes.
Reason No. 9
A living environment combining the sea, countryside and the city
The Dunkirk Region is a moderately-sized territory. Close to both large cities and the coast, the Dunkirk basin benefits from all the assets of a large town where you can find the right balance between your personal and professional life. Its quality of life comes with the seal of approval of each of those who have taken the leap!
Reason No. 10
Bespoke all round support for your project.
Our team provides advice in full confidentiality. Supported by the main local economic stakeholders, you can access our services for free: the quest for property solutions, financial aid, contact with appropriate partners, etc. Do not hesitate to contact us.