Le Conseil régional d'Ile-de-FranceThe Conseil Régional d'Ile-de-France, which instigated PREDA, is still its main source of funding. Paris Region is made up of 8 départements (including the city of Paris itself) and 1,281 communes or districts.
The regional authority's remit is vast, determined by the legal framework of French decentralisation. It includes the construction, refurbishment and upkeep of the Region's secondary schools; adult education and training; public transport and roads; regional development; housing; higher education and research; the environment; the arts; sport, leisure and tourism; and of course the region's overall, long-term economic development.
PREDA reports to the Conseil's development unit and we endeavour to align our initiatives with its own regional policies, within the framework of a contract setting out the shared objectives and resources of the two organisations.Chambers of commerce
Paris Region's chambers of commerce and industry represent the interests of commercial, industrial and service enterprises in the Region and provide some services. They are public-sector economic institutions that lend support to businesses in their area. They provide assistance with completing formalities, technical support, help with export issues, etc. The services they provide are very different from those offered by PREDA.
In Paris Region, the Paris Chamber of Commerce & Industry also has jurisdiction over the départements of Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne. It provides business startup, handover and local and international development assistance. Other chambers in the Region (Essonne, Seine-et-Marne and Versailles-Val-d'Oise-Yvelines) are very active in their respective catchment areas. As founder members of PREDA, the Chambers of Commerce are closely involved in its governance.The départements
The Conseil Général
is the deliberative assembly of the département. It is chiefly responsible for community action, road, rail and waterway networks, education, the arts, local development and transport. The Paris Region Conseils Généraux
collectively fund PREDA and are involved in its governance.Paris Region departmental economic development agencies and boards
The departmental agences de développement (economic development agencies) and comités d'expansion (economic growth boards) are not-for-profit associations bringing together all players involved in the economic development of a given area. They are formed on the initiative of the departmental authorities to assist them in drawing up and implementing their economic development strategies. Partnership-based by nature, due in particular to the composition of their governing body, these organisations have varied scope, their activities including:
In Paris Region, the departmental economic development agencies work hand in hand with PREDA on joint promotional and marketing campaigns and welcoming foreign businesses to the Region.
Institutions and businesses