Morocco was ranked 1ᵉʳ African investor in France with the highest number of jobs created in 2021, i.e. 259 jobs generated by 15 projects. The Kingdom is also the 17ᵉ international investor in France.
Moroccan investors in France have contributed a lot to the increase in new investments, indicated Stéphane Lecoq, Africa director for the Invest activity of Business France, during a press briefing devoted to the presentation of the results of international investments in France in 2021, since it is the 17th largest investor in the world after Germany first in the ranking with 300 projects, the United States (247 projects) and the United Kingdom (151 projects).
In Africa, Morocco is the 1ᵉʳ in number of jobs created in France with 259 jobs generated within the framework of 15 projects, and the 2ᵉ with regard to the projects created. Moroccan projects created in France affect different sectors, but mainly the software and business services sectors, explained the manager.
The three main regions where projects of Moroccan origin are located are the Paris-Ile de France region (4 projects with the creation of 81 jobs over three years), the Normandy region (3 projects with the creation of 51 jobs over three years ) and the Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region (3 projects with the creation of 27 jobs over three years).
Quoted in a Business France press release, the French ambassador to Morocco, Hélène Le Gal, said that “Morocco’s good result in this 2021 report illustrates the Kingdom’s position as the leading African investor in the stock of FDI in France. , as Minister Franck Riester also recalled during his last trip in November 2021”.