In Pays de La Loire Region, 46 districts spread across 11 conurbations and representing 143,000 inhabitants are affected by the projects that come under the purview of the City’s policy. The SSE developed there beyond the national average, and concerns 14% of jobs.
Support for the SSE is part of Bpifrance’s strategic priorities; in May 2013, it put forward a plan to support the development of the sector. On 18 January 2016, France Active and Bpifrance signed a partnership agreement to strengthen their links and develop their actions in the service of entrepreneurs in the SSE.
On the occasion of his trip to Nantes the Chief Executive Officer of Caisse des Dépôts, Pierre-René Lemas, visited Le Galilée handicraft village and La Station office building, which lie at the heart of Bellevue, in the Anru district that is common to Saint Herbain and Nantes. Caisse de Dépôts played a role in financing those two operations.