Midi-Pyrenees is one of the top French regions with a wide range of financial programs and reinforcement of permanent capital to support a company throughout its life, from creation through its development phases to transfer/takeover.
In parallel, as an accompaniment to private organizations (venture capital, business angels, banks, etc.) directly involved in “equity” financing, a variety of aid programs are offered to meet the diverse needs of the company: financing of investments, jobs, real estate, innovation, R&D, training, export, environment.
These tools, in accordance with European regulations, may be grants, reimbursable advances, loans, tax credits, guarantee or co-guarantee of loans, etc.
Public financial aid is subject to eligibility criteria relating to the business activity, its size (small business, large company), its location, the nature of its development program (capital equipment, R&D, etc.).
Funds are released contingent to the beneficiary commitment to comply with certain social ethics, tax or environmental obligations.
Aid to industry and to industry services
We give a few examples of aid below (with website address) for a business creation or development project (refer to the websites for more detailed information).
- Land-Use Bonus
- Re-industrialization grant
- National Land Revitalization Fund
- Defense Restructuring Fund
- Research Tax-Credit. This measure covers the largest number of companies.
Support for business development is provided particularly through support contracts (strategic consulting assistance, investment and real estate, reimbursable advances, innovation).
- Strategic consulting assistance
- Investment and real estate assistance
- Reimbursable advances (for projects with high potential)
- Innovation assistance