Location, access & infrastructures

Between Lyon and Geneva, a strategic position for your business...

With AIN, choose the best for your business development

  • The 1st industrial department in France
  • Over 3,500 industrial establishments from local companies to international groups
  • In the 2nd French Region for international investors reception.
  • Every year, Ains’s population increases by 7,500 (600 000 inhabitants)

Download the economic map of Ain (french version)

A highly developed network of infrastructures and communication:

  • Lyon and Geneva: 2 international airports on the doorstep, Lyon – Saint-Exupéry and Geneva – Cointrin.
  • 2 hours from Paris: 7 TGV stations are available in Ain and around: Bourg-en-Bresse, Nurieux-Volognat, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Lyon Part-Dieu, Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Geneva.
  • 214 km of motorways in the Ain with access to Geneva, Paris, Strasbourg, Germany and north Europe, Milano and south Italy.
  • Fibre optic covrage for the whole county.

Combine working life and high standard of living

Close to the major European cities, Ain possesses undeniable assets not only for developing your economic activities, but also for guaranteeing your employees’ personal fulfillment.


CARRIER: when a US company is developing in Ain

Carrier Corp (USA) – A world leader in air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration – has developed one of its most important European unit in Montluel in the Ain department.

Didier DA COSTA, President of Carrier BSS Europe (UTC Group) explains: “Being established in the Ain, between Lyon and Geneva is definitely a good answer to our needs for many reasons: We are connected to the logistics backbone for trade exchanges between southern and northern Europe. We benefit also from a fast and direct access to the main market places thanks to the nearby International Airports (Lyon and Geneva). Another asset is the highly motivated and loyal workforce, which offers for both production workers and R&D engineers a large variety of qualifications and skills.We leverage an existing network of skilled and flexible local SMEs that constitute a part of our supplier base. We also have regular and smooth relationships with the local authorities which answer to our requirements concerning our development strategy”.

Any other information needed ?

<strong>The Ain Economic Mission </strong> can tell you more. For any questions about Ain and for your installation project, please, feel free to contact us.
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