Paca: an agreement in favor of the territory development

On 2 April, Michel Vauzelle, the Chairman of Paca Region, and Marc Abadie, the Caisse des Dépôts Director of the Network and Local Development, signed a three year partnership agreement, reaffirming so their commitment in favor of the development and of the attractiveness of Paca Region.

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02April2015

In order to work together on a global, shared vision of the issues facing the region and come up with operational solutions, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Paca) Region and Caisse des Dépôts have decided to strengthen the links between them by signing a three-year partnership agreement.

Both committed to the principle that a regional dynamic is built around operational projects, public and private, the Region and Caisse des Dépôts intend this strategic agreement to focus on three main issues:

  • regional development and competitiveness;
  • solidarity and social cohesion;
  • energy and ecological transition.

The partnership sets out to provide operational responses: making it easier for innovative businesses to set up and grow, developing the tourist economy, meeting the requirements of the Regional Climate-Air-Energy Scheme, building more social homes, and supporting the implementation of university projects.

The Region and Caisse des Dépôts will therefore be pooling their initiatives and financing in order to:

  • facilitate the start-up and growth of innovating firms;
  • structure the social and solidarity economy (ESS) sector;
  • develop digital infrastructure and services;
  • use development planning and transport to boost the Region's competitiveness;
  • develop the tourist economy;
  • support the implementation of university projects;
  • improve the attractiveness of work-linked training and provide more accommodation for apprentices;
  • increase the support given to business start-ups;
  • promote women's entrepreneurship;
  • increase production of social and middle income housing;
  • improve the living conditions of residents of priority districts;
  • reduce the energy consumption of public buildings/facilities and of social and private housing;
  • increase and diversify regional production of renewable energy;
  • structure the wood energy sector.
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