Calais Promotion

Economic development agency for the Calais region

How we work

Calais Promotion brings together under one roof a range of partners from the public and private sectors including local authorities, chambers of commerce, agriculture and industry, businesses, banks and professional and trade organisations.

A not-for-profit organisation chaired by Natacha Bouchart, Mayor of Calais, President of the Grand Calais Terres & Mers and Vice President of the Hauts-de-France Regional Council, the agency is run by a 42-strong board of directors appointed by their respective businesses and organisations.

The board of Calais Promotion includes representatives of the Calais Town Council, Grand Calais Terres & Mers Urban Authority, the Opal Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI CO), the Nord Pas-de-Calais Regional Chamber of Trades and Crafts and the Nord Pas-de-Calais Regional Chamber of Agriculture as well as member businesses.

Financed predominantly by Calais Town Council, the Calais Urban Authority, it also receives funding under a number of regeneration schemes which it passes on to local business in the form of job creation grants.

Calais Promotion is staffed by a team of seven professionals whose job it is to forge links between public bodies and business players at local level. Committed to the business community, we provide free and confidential advice and support to businesses whatever their stage of development. With our in-depth understanding of economic development issues and detailed knowledge of government schemes and structures, we are ideally placed to provide tailored responses to your business questions. Thanks to a dedicated business advice team, Calais Promotion is a genuine one-stop-shop for all business advice. We can also call on a network of public and private sector partners to facilitate business start-ups and development in the Calais area.

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More about our partners: Calais Town Council Calais Urban Authority, Grand Calais Terres & Mers Opal Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nord Pas-de-Calais Regional Chamber of Trades and Crafts Nord Pas-de-Calais Regional Chamber of Agriculture