Sophia Engineering is among the “500 regional champions” welcomed to the Elysée Palace on Tuesday 21st January to mark the launch of the ETI (intermediate-sized companies) mark.
This event, attended by the French President and the ministers involved, involved 500 heads of fast-growing intermediate-sized companies and SMEs.
This amazing afternoon event was structured around first-hand accounts and discussions on three topics: Producing in France, Making a commitment in France and Working in France.
At the event, the French President welcomed 500 intermediate-sized companies to the Élysée Palace for the first time and made a speech promoting the 500 “regional champions” who were there.
The Entreprises de Taille Intermédiaire (ETI – intermediate-sized companies) category was created by the 2008 economic modernisation law and is now ten years old.
Since 2008, “the ETI mark” has gradually become an established part of the economic public debate. It has helped to:
- Highlight the influence of intermediate-sized companies on the economy and the contribution they make to regional employment and investment;
- Underline France’s lack of intermediate-sized companies compared to our main European neighbours and the fact that it is the biggest anomaly in our economic fabric. This is now a unanimously acknowledged fact;
- Contribute to increasing the number of intermediate-sized companies and the ambition of a French-style “Mittelstand”, a new prospect for the country’s economic policy.