The area is experiencing a fast transformation and economic development. The impetus comes from various public figures who are fully invested and who seize every development opportunity: yesterday the Stade de France, today the Greater Paris, two symbols of this resurgence.
The Regional, Cultural and Creation project has many assets in hand to welcome new businesses:
The transports network of the Grand Paris Express will reinforce this action, initiated in an environment which lends itself to the development of the creative industry:
The imaging industry, very present in the region and with a lot of potential, is the basis for development for the centre of creation.
The cinema industry in the area is still better known for its technical services, but its potential has been largely increased due to the inauguration of the Cité Européenne du cinéma, in 2012.
With a very marked presence, the media production industry relies on:
The key figures in the industry complement one another : centre of competitiveness Cap Digital, cluster of companies from the Pôle Media Grand Paris (formerly known as Pôle audiovisuel multimédia cinéma du nord parisien).
For lesser developed sectors – video games, design, graphic design, craftsmanship, music, photography etc. – the region presents nonetheless a certain appeal.
The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are experiencing a strong development, with a majority of Data Centres of the Greater Paris concentrated in the area, with a very strong emphasis on outsourcing.
The arrival of major telephone companies – Orange, SFR, T-System etc. – increases the expansion further and enables an innovative repositioning of the area : content and digital services, and experimenting with their usage.
Training – secondary schools and higher education – as well as research, are very present and are linked to the creation sector.
The economic tendencies of the region are eclectic. Banking, insurance, industrial
maintenance, transports, services to the industry, construction and public works and finally industrial research will remain the major areas of research for the foreseeable future.
Even though 34 % of the inhabitants work within Plaine Commune, there are still a few pitfalls.
To reinforce its appeal towards companies in the sector, the Regional, Cultural and Creation project has put a plan into place.
Five objectives represented by five angles of strategic actions, in tune with the public economic policies already in place, to boost the region and its key figures into a major position :
The place taken by the creative sector in Plaine Commune – second centre for higher education outside of central Paris – also supports some elements already established: