The 2015-2020 Strategy Plan for Economic Expansion

The Greater Avignon Council approved, during the Community Council during its meeting on 15 December 2014, its strategy plan for economic expansion over the next five years.

This reference document outlines the economic strategy of the Greater Avignon region, its main areas of focus and the priority action plans to be implemented during the next five years. It will also confirm the role of activator and coordinator of the economic action plan that Greater Avignon clearly wishes to implement on its territory, in collaboration with all its institutional, private and associative partners. 
The strategy plan presented on this website, is the result of a process of consultation and dialogue with the different local economic players, a process that began several months ago and which will continue throughout the Council's mandate. The Greater Avignon Council wishes to provide impetus, mobilize and bring together all the economic forces on our territory: firms, public authorities, research and development specialists and new talents, in order to generate a higher prosperity shared by all. 
Here, as elsewhere, the entrepreneurial spirit is waiting to be developed, and, with its skills in territorial economic development, Greater Avignon is competent to address the issues and ensure that the region develops to its fullest potential.
Encouraging economic initiatives, business start-ups, growth and the installation of new companies is today the best way to encourage wealth generation and job creation. The economic strategy that we have implemented, and the resulting action plans, must help us to face up to this challenge, within the context of the world economy where changes are both permanent and taking place at an ever-increasing pace.  
This strategy is based on supporting and strengthening several key sectors, whether they be economic activities in which our territory already holds a leader position, such as the food and cultural industries, or by encouraging highly potential sectors such as the new air services.
Within this economic strategy, it also seemed important to focus on several aspects: a property and real estate offer that would be perfectly adapted to the needs of the companies, collaboration between research laboratories, educational training centers and businesses, as well as the implementation of efficient networks of economic agents to encourage powerful synergies. Finally, we have chosen to face the employment challenge, by making particular use of the social and solidarity economy.
These are the priorities we have established in order to build a high value-added economy which will serve a prosperous territory.