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A university city in the heart of France that is bordered by the volcanic mountains of
Chaîne des Puys, Clermont-Ferrand sits in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region with a population of about 141,569. Surrounded by a major industrial area, it hosts the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and is home to the corporate headquarters of Michelin (think car tyres) that was established in the city over 100 years ago. You can sit in its iconic public square "Place de Jaude" sipping espresso and gawking at the huge statue of "Vercingetorix" that was created by Frederic Bartholdi who is responsible for the Statue of Liberty or meander into the Gothic Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral made from lava stone and say a little prayer for heavenly intervention for the success of your startup before heading to your coworking venue.
Everything is changing in France at the moment with reforms aimed to help startups rather than hinder them, with efforts made to open both its economy and its borders to tech startups. Today it is far easier to hire and fire in France, which has lead to making labor costs far more predictable and France is now offering easy-to-access French Tech visas so that tech savvy souls can live and work in France. The French mentality is evolving and taking into account the whole world, not just its own country and being obsessed with baguettes and cheese.
France is coming into its own in the tech industries race with government and big business supporting and creating a nurturing environment for its creative individuals. The opening of coworking venues is merely one more step in the ecosystem that may see France leading the European scene that everyone can raise their wine glass to.
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