Pierre GUENANT (President) and Jean-Luc FIRMIN (General Manager)
The Invest in Western France agency (also called "Ouest Atlantique in French) is the official investment promotion agency for Western France (regions of Pays de la Loire and Poitou-Charentes). It is also the regional representative office of the Invest in France Agency (IFA/AFII).
The agency is sponsored by Europe through ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), the area’s businesses and the regional and local authorities.
The Invest in Western France agency's mission is mainly focused on attracting foreign investments through the promotion and prospection of leading sectors.
The final goal is to develop our regional leading sectors through a reinforcement of their attractiveness and their international visibility by attracting new talents.
The agency has two offices in France: in the city of Nantes and Poitiers and has an office in Houston (USA).
18 people currently staff the team with International Affairs, Business Development and Territorial Expertise. (View the organization chart on the corporate website, in French only or on Key contacts chapter).
The multilingual FDI advisors accompany foreign investors throughout the study of their implementation project.
The Invest in Western France agency has over 30 years of experience assisting more than 3,000 projects.