Why choose Montpellier?

Montpellier is in perpetual movement, welcoming 6,550 new residents each year.

Montpellier: a territory that attracts

Montpellier opens its arms to you with its long-standing tradition of welcoming, an exceptional environment, a privileged location in the Mediterranean region, and a quality of life appreciated by many.

Montpellier : a territory that attracts

Five reasons to choose the greater Montpellier area

Un territoire jeune et dynamique
1. Demographic and economic vitality
  • The fastest growing area in France, twice the nationwide demographic growth forecast from 2020 to 2030 (French Institute for Statistics).
  • Economic vitality enhanced by public investment of 5 billion euros in major territorial projects
2. Qualified and available workforce
  • 72,000 students (including 15% international) and 36,000 senior managers
  • A level of French productivity higher than the rest of the Euro Zone or USA (American Bureau for Statistics)
  • Lower cost of labor than Lyon, Toulouse, Grenoble and Marseille (French Institute for Statistics)
3. Advantageous compagny set-up costs
  • Leading European destination for its low cost of doing business (KPMG)
  • Lower company establishment costs: 5% lower than Nantes, 10% lower than Lyon, and over 25% lower than Paris (BNP Paribas Real Estate, Ober Haff, Michael Page, Adecco)
Située dans le quartier Eurêka, Cap Omega propose des locaux adaptés aux entreprises du secteur numérique et hautes technologies. ©David Crespin
4. Innovation and international leaders
  • Leading location in France in terms of public-sector research intensity (French Institute for Statistics)
  • Ranked as the second-leading startup incubator in the world by UBI Global, BIC propagates Montpellier’s expertise in assisting innovation.
5. Non-stop quality of life
  • Authentic traditions and a Mediterranean lifestyle in the heart of the world’s largest wine region
  • A calendar of cultural and sports events worthy of a European metropolis, exhibitions by the world’s greatest painters, international festivals for dance, cinema, music, and extreme sports


in terms of population size (Insee 2018)


in terms of job growth (Compas 2016)


where people want to work (Great Places to Work - 2018)
TOP 10


for international tourists (Trainline Survey- 2018)


for language stays, after Paris
1.5 million


welcomed in 2017 (Montpellier Events)

A central position in the heart of Europe and the Mediterranean region

Numerous partnerships make greater Montpellier a major international hub

A central position in the heart of Europe and the Mediterranean region

“Montpellier’s teams are driven by energy, passion, and a real sense of commitment. These values make a difference.”

Aongus Hegarty president of Dell EMC, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

“Everybody wins if we can build bridges between companies and our students, contributing to both the district’s vitality and city’s exposure. With the Creative City, we will give every field unique resources to obtain the same results as those achieved by 3D and special effects.“

Karim Khenissi director of ESMA (Higher School of Artistic Professions)

“Twice, we benefited from office space personalized and equipped by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole to help our company grow, create jobs, and meet critical challenges for our planet and population. It is a win-win partnership.“

Emmanuel Petiot CEO of Deinove
They have choosen Montpellier