economy

Competitiveness clusters

Our region currently has ten Competitivity Clusters in which companies, universities and laboratories from the Pays d'Aix are involved. Five of them are more directly concerned.

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Main activities in the Pays d'Aix

The economic environment of the Pays d'Aix-en-Provence is characterised by a dense economic fabric composed of major customers and many highly efficient SME/SMIs that often bring added value to the leading edge sectors that are its major poles of activity.

Historically the main activities in the Pays d'Aix are:

  • Nuclear and renewable power with the CEA at Cadarache (Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission),
  • Aeronautical with AIRBUS HELICOPTERS,
  • Digital with the French Tech Label and the Tech Champions, such as Voyage Privé, Allopneus, Auto Escape, Digital Virgo, DNX Corp or HighCo...
  • The food industry especially concerning Mediterranean produce which is internationally renowned for its nutritional value,
  • Logistics and Transport providing the needed services,
  • Cosmetics / Health with ESTHEDERM BIODERMA and, of course, the Thermes Sextius d'Aix-en-Provence,
  • The main public and para-public institutions.