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A qualified workforce

Grenoble-Isère’s advanced, international manufacturing base and highly-qualified jobs have brought a large number of white-collar expats to the area—a plus in terms of cultural diversity and economic competitiveness.

  • 32% of the local population is under the age of 25, compared to 30% for France as a whole
  • 31% of Isère residents over the age of 15 have earned at least a two-year college or degree or equivalent, compared to 27% for France as a whole
The highest concentration of research jobs in France

The highest concentration of research jobs in France

Grenoble-Isère is home to 25,000 research jobs:

  • 15,000 in publicly-funded research labs
  • 10,000 in private-sector research

​Grenoble-Isère holds a position of leadership in France’s research community.

France’s second-highest concentration of engineering jobs

France’s second-highest concentration of engineering jobs

The Greater Grenoble Metro Area boasts 8.8% engineers as a proportion of the total workforce (Source: Insee 2012/AEPI).

Grenoble, France’s most international city

Grenoble, France’s most international city

  • Around 40 foreign communities represented
  • 15.4% of all students are international, France’s largest international student population (vs 14.5% for all France)
  • Five of the top ten private-sector employers are foreign-owned firms