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Regional development

VINCI companies design, finance, build and operate bridges, tunnels, roads and other infrastructure on a long-term basis. This role makes them leading players in regional development, whether in rural or urban areas. VINCI companies give shape to the space where these activities are pursued, endowing it with greater coherence and fostering both economic and social development.

Impact of activities on economic development

Apart from economic contributions in the form of locally generated revenue and tax payments by companies at local level, the Group’s activities themselves contribute to development through the construction or upgrading of infrastructure and facilities.

Impact of activities on social development

Employment relating to the activities of Group companies, including direct jobs, indirect jobs (temporary employment and subcontracting) and induced jobs, together with initiatives to encourage the professional integration of the long-term unemployed, help to support regional development. For employment at its worksites, the Group encourages the use of local resources, thus contributing to training efforts in regions. Internationally, and particularly in emerging economies, VINCI works to promote the development of local skills for both production and managerial staff.

Local skills transfer

Practices in the Group’s business sectors and the relatively short duration of projects encourage employees to move to new geographic areas and change types of job. VINCI companies’ training resources also support mobility. Skills transfer benefits the entire industry and promotes regional development; Group companies support it.

A few results of our activities (at end 2017)

- VINCI has operations in over 100 countries through more than 2,175 companies.
- 68% of Group companies have fewer than 100 employees.
- Public sector or quasi-public sector customers generated €13.3 billion in for VINCI in 2017.