With over 2300 workers, the agro-foodstuffs industry is one of the main business sectors in Dijon.
Dijon offers agro-foodstuffs businesses an exceptional environment with a dynamic industry, research and training bodies of national renown in the same area (INRA, Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l’Alimentation, Agrosup Dijon, etc.), as well as a top-level innovation ecosystem. They can also draw support from consolidated distribution channels, especially in logistics and packaging. This integrated approach (‘from farm to table’) is the strength of and specific to the agro-foodstuffs distribution channels of Dijon. The competition cluster Vitagora ®, Goût-Nutrition-Santé, which oversees research and development projects in the agro-foodstuffs sector, are examples of the distribution channel’s vitality.
The nomination of Dijon as the international City of Gastronomy, and the collective acquisition of the agricultural designation of La Cras highlight Dijon’s clearly defined ambition in the agro-foodstuffs sector.
To maintain its ambition, Grand Dijon invests heavily in the infrastructures required to develope businesses that work in the sector :
Development of dedicated business areas :
• Ecoparc Dijon Bourgogne (110 hectares in the municipalities of Quetigny and Saint-Apollinaire on the east side of the town), Agronov (Technopôle Agroenvironnement on the former INRA site of Bretenière), Dijon’s old marketplace and the business park of Beauregard
• Support for higher education and research
• Support for innovation and the transfer of technology