Conseil Général de l’Aveyron (Aveyron Regional Board)
When the Regional Board decided in 2011 to increase to 75% its investment in Rodez-Aveyron airport’s mixed company, it strongly asserted its attachment to an essential tool in the department’s outreach and economic activity.
In agreement with its other partners (Greater Rodez Board and Chamber of Commerce and Industry), the Region is thus providing the airport with the means to position itself as a leading transportation hub.
By ensuring the perennial development of Rodez-Aveyron Airport, the Regional Board shows cohesion in its policy for the department’s development and, more broadly, for rural territories in southern Massif Central and northern Midi-Pyrénées.
Communauté d’Agglomération du Grand Rodez
The conurbation’s economic dynamism rests on the energy of businesses that are leaders in the European and world markets, such as Bosch, RAGT, SOFOP or Société Fromagère de Rodez, as well as innovating smaller-scale businesses and plants which allow for a good level of employability throughout the conurbation.
Such dynamism is conveyed by men and women with much know-how and by structuring equipments essential to the area’s strong development, such as the urban transportation network, the hospital, university campuses, nine business parks, etc.
The Community of the conurbation is investing in the development of its territory beyond its boundaries, as shown by the opening of Musée Soulages in 2012, with its restaurant run by Michel et Sébastien Bras. It is an opportunity to move to a larger scale and welcome foreign customers.
Aveyron’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI)
The Departement of Aveyron is the nation’s leader in renewable energies. If one tallies the power generated, it equals the output of a nuclear plant, minus the risks.
The might of its agriculture, especially livestock, ranks it first nationwide, and makes agribusiness one the cornerstones of the department’s economy. The retail density of its 304 towns ranks it first among French regions.
But it should be repeated that Aveyron is also the second largest industrial department in the Midi-Pyrénées, after Haute Garonne. Its aerospace and automobile industries supply the competitive poles Via Meca in the north, and Aerospace Valley in the south. It is also the second largest exporting region.
Last, Aveyron is a department stretching from the Tarn river’s gorges to the Aubrac plateau, from Templar’s old towns to fortified bastides in Rouergue; it includes 10 of the nicest villages in France and 6 chefs awarded “stars” by the Guide Michelin; all of these point to the art de vivre and excellence of this tourist’s destination.