The economic development agency has never seen such hustle and bustle. And the mayor various right of Angers, Christophe Béchu, whose inhabitants consider the economic balance of the disappointing in a survey at mid-mandate in 2017, rubs his hands : “The time of harvest has come ! “Monday, October 22, he announced the arrival of Leroy-Merlin in a huge logistics base at the gates of the city, built ” white “, that is to say, without occupying programmed, since the spring by the logisticians of PRD and Stam Europe.
These regulars of the “backbone” PLM (Paris-Lyon-Marseille) have identified Angers using a compass. “Nantes is placed on the sea, you can’t radiate at 360 degrees around. This would not be strategic, ” explained in July, Roman Peyronie, director-general of PRD, and former student at the Ecole supérieure des sciences commerciales d’angers (Essca).
The grouping of pharmacists Giphar, who has chosen a field nearby to feed 293 pharmacies in the West of france, from Brest to la Rochelle, has made the same analysis. “Angers is beautifully placed, it is a no-brainer,” says Laurent Cuiry, director-general.
The Internet of things is the great hope of the city
For a city that has long lamented that it would be hard to place on a map of France, it is a small revolution. And it’s all thanks in large part… to the football. The emergence of Angers SCO in Ligue 1 in 2015, and the prowess of the small poucet of the round ball have largely helped to situate the capital of Anjou.
True, but reductive, “replied the mayor, who puts forward other projectors such as the quality of life, regularly celebrated by the national press :” The university centre and the classification of the CHU [university hospital centre], what are the levers to be huge in order to convince executives to leave the paris region. “
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