Starting a business


Driven by its strong reputation for tourism and its dense and varied industrial fabric, the Annecy Mountains economy is dynamic and diverse. With 23,500 companies based here, of all sizes and in all sectors, this is the leading economic area in Haute-Savoie. It benefits from a high-performance communication network: the Annecy/Geneva and Annecy/Turin motorways, a TGV station and close proximity to two international airports (Geneva Cointrin is 45 minutes away and Lyon Saint Exupéry less than an hour and a half).


Five structured sectors of excellence


The economic fabric of Annecy Mountains is characterised by five major sectors: outdoor sports, the moving image and creative industries, business tourism, mechatronics and mixed farming.

These five sectors are based on a culture of innovation and professional training.



The economic services of Grand Annecy, Sources du Lac d’Annecy, Vallées de Thônes and the Haute-Savoie chamber of commerce and industry can support companies wishing to set up a base here with their skills in developing, managing and marketing business parks. This includes providing economic information, identifying premises or land, carrying out formalities and supporting business creation, but also introducing entrepreneurs to local players such as CITIA ( for the creative industries and OSV ( for outdoor sports.



CCI Haute-Savoie

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