Nantes moved up 19 places in the 2016 International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranking. Nantes is now in 107th place with 24 international conventions hosted, behind the French cities of Paris, Lyon and Montpellier. Nantes gained 100 places in the space of 5 years.
Source: ICCA/ May 2017
Just after Paris and Lille, people aged 18 to 35 voted for the French city of Nantes based on criteria including business ecosystem, healthcare, equality and recreation. Millennials are often defined by their affinity with technology, their entrepreneurial mindset and their revitalising effects on cities.
Source: NestPick / May 2017
Nantes places 2nd among the best French cities to open a retail business thanks to its very low commercial vacancy rate and the performance of retailers.
Source: Palmarès des centres-villes commerçants Procos / April 2017
Behind Paris and Lyon, it is in Nantes that startups find the best conditions to launch and grow their business.
Source: Forbes / April 2017