The Mayor’s Office of International Business Development partnered with a delegation from Marseilles, France, to host a reception Wednesday at the Eisemann Center. “A Taste of Provence” featured food and wine from the south of France and allowed local officials and business leaders to learn about many of the technology companies around Marseilles.
The Provence Promotion organization and the Mayor’s Office of International Business Development have been working toward a formal relationship to develop trade and foreign direct investment between the two regions. Both regions have similar technology industry sectors, including telecommunications, semiconductor, RFID and computer animation. The two organizations have agreed to help promote their local companies and business ecosystems to each other's regions to foster new business and economic development.