Microtechnology, state-of-the-art medicine, industry, construction, craftsmanship, private service industries and public services, agriculture, innovation—with such a rich economic fabric, the Besançon area offers a solid platform that benefits from enterprise creativity, diversity, a heavy density of SMBs, public support for employment, and closeness to Switzerland.
Nourished by its roots and its history, by the prodigious wind of progress and a global outlook, Besançon invents, innovates, develops. Creative audacity like this is what forges the area’s reputation. The heartbeat of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and the epicentre of the Franco-Swiss cross-border arc, it is an astonishingly modern conurbation, an ultra-connected territory with high living standards and even higher potential.
In the great tradition of the worldwide cradle of clockmaking, the Besançon area is enjoying the incredible boom in microtechnology and next-generation medicine. Enough to set the economy vibrating along with the university world and all the life it entails.