The Centre-Loire valley region's diverse economic fabric reflects the variety of skills represented in the region, which has extremely rich resources in terms of know-how.
Moreover, compared to the Ile-de-France region, salaries in Centre-Loire valley region, regardless of socio-professional category, are significantly lower, with an average 25% difference for middle management salaries*.
Lastly, with 41 Apprentice Training Centres, 2 university campuses in Orléans and Tours and engineering and management schools, the Centre-Loire valley region welcomes almost 60,000 students each year. This pool of new skills helps to maintain a dynamic labour force in the region - a population which moreover comprises an increasing number of working people, notably Parisians who are drawn, among other factors, by an outstanding quality of life.
*Source: Insee, 2010 Annual declaration of social service information