Economy

Historically industrial, the Burgundy region Franche-Comté presents an economy that combines large groups and network of small businesses of local activity. With products of excellence, the agricultural sector is also a major player in the dynamism of the region.

With an area of 47,784m2, the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region is the 5th largest region in France . While there are no major metropolitan cities, the regional economy relies on the network of 7 urban areas that constitute Beaune, Dijon, Chalon-sur-Saone, Besancon, Dole, Belfort and Montbeliard.

Hypersensitive to the crises of the past 20 years, the region has lost nearly a third of salaried jobs in the industrial sector. However, this French industrial cradle retains its position of national leader with heavyweight sectors of the French economy. Of the companies that are doing best, agribusiness groups are leading the way. The Bel group (the Laughing Cow, Boursin, Leerdammer, Kiri, etc.) stands out as a pillar of the economy and employment in the region.
The PSA-Peugeot-Citroën group , the largest industrial employer, has several sites in the region. Similarly, large groups whose fame is well known, are located in Burgundy Franche-Comte as Areva, Michelin, Alstom or General Electric.

In Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 75% of the farms are devoted to the breeding of dairy cows. Many AOCs for local cheeses with products unavoidable from the French territory exist: Morbier, Comté, Gruyère or Munster.

While the region is the second most forested in France , with a territory occupied at 43% by the forest, the wood processing sector is the 5th largest industrial employer in the area.

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