Grenoble a Good Place to Work
By mcraig on Jan 12, 2009
Luke Donnelly sent this around a little while ago. Interesting for somebody living and working here in Grenoble, France. In a blog entry from last fall about Yahoo! doing engineering in Grenoble, you can read this:
"We operate in a very competitive, multinational world," said Linwood. "We do development all over the world, but it's important to find locations where we can find talent, work with the government and grow our business in an environment that is friendly to that. These changes have made it much more attractive as a company [to invest in France]."
This year the incentive for tech companies to do R&D in France has increased. The French are giving companies credit for a big part of their R&D costs, whether or not those companies have made enough to have to pay tax on revenues in France. Maybe this sort of busts the myth of old Europe having higher costs in the end.
BTW, despite all the show this year, the 35-hour week is still a myth, too. (Sometimes I wish it weren't. ;-)