Investment at the heart of growth
Continuing “National Investment Program” (state support to finance projects of excellence): €2.2 billion
were reallocated at the start of 2013 towards the government’s priorities. Five areas were chosen: support for innovation and specialist sectors; development and distribution of generic technologies; training; energy transition; and the development of the living economy and healthcare.
In early July 2013, the Prime Minister announced a new phase of the “National Investment Program” worth
€12 billion over the next ten years.
Breakdown of investments under the new phase of the “National
Investment Program” (€ billion) (French Prime Minister’s Office, July 9, 2013)
The new “Grand Paris” project:
The new “Grand Paris” project announced in March 2013 is designed to promote economically sustainable, solidarity-based, job-creating development in the Paris region. The emphasis will be placed on research, innovation and industrial development across an area that currently boasts 80,000 researchers, seven innovation clusters and 850 research laboratories.
A €32 billion program to modernize and expand existing transport networks: RER high-speed metro, metro,
“Grand Paris Express”
a whole new metro system:
€25 billion in investments for the « Grand Paris Express » network
125 miles of new automatic metro lines and 72 new stations
improved service to key economic hubs and airports