The metropolis still attracts so many companies, even at the heart of the pandemic. New, sustainable housing that is more certified than elsewhere is attractive, as is the excellence and diversity of the Toulouse workforce.
“In 2020, at the heart of the health crisis, 17 new companies came to settle in the Toulouse Métropole territory, and for 2021, there are already 37 newly installed companies at the end of August,” said Jean-Claude with satisfaction. Dardelet, Wednesday October 13 on the occasion of the congress of local public enterprises (EPL) which is held from October 12 to 14 at the Meett in Toulouse-Aussonne. An attractiveness that the CEO of the Toulouse Métropole attractiveness agency explains by “the ability to recruit various profiles of excellence (chemistry, mechanical engineering, biotech, health, agritech … and not only aeronautics and space) and who will not leave these companies thanks to the quality of life offered by the region “.
The quality of housing is also at the heart of daily life, like transport: “the Climate plan developed by the metropolis is part of the attractiveness criteria, foreign companies in particular are very sensitive to sustainable housing”, adds the deputy. to the mayor of Toulouse. The vice-president of the Metropolis in charge of attractiveness also mentions a new criterion, that of resistance to an epidemic: “the population of Toulouse has been less impacted by the Covid than those of other metropolises, and Toulouse has known develop local responses such as the rapid establishment of a vaccination center 7 days a week “.
Quality of housing and sustainable construction
The Toulouse metropolis is also well rated and rather ahead in terms of the quality of new housing: “Since 2017, with an agreement between Oppidea, the city’s semi-public construction company, and the certification body Cerqual, 7000 new homes have been NF Habitat HQE certified, beyond current regulations, ready for the RE 2020 construction standard applicable in 2022. Haute-Garonne is the third most advanced department in terms of E + C construction operations -, carbon-free “, specifies Pierre-Henri Julien, CEO of Cerqual. The Occitanie region also supports this policy of quality and sustainable construction, via its development agency Arac (with notably the Cité, in Toulouse-Montaudran) and via the call for projects Nowatt (Wood Art in Toulouse-Casselardit).