Youngest french region.4 million inhabitants (nearly 7% of the French total)
Workforce Labor costs in Northern France are 5% below the French average
Education & Training 150,000 studentsFrance’s no. 2 center for higher education France’s no. 2 education district7% of all French engineers trained in Northern France
Lille is a key European centre for functional foods and ingredients and is home to the French Nutrition, Health and Longevity Cluster. This cluster includes many internationally renowned teams involved in research on cardiovascular health, obesity, immunity and nutrition.