Jarry, Guadeloupe’s heartbeat
Office Space news by BURO Club
News of the 27/06/2017
When one thinks of Guadeloupe, holidays on a postcard picture composed of white sand and turquoise water spring to mind. This French overseas department - which is also a European region situated in the Caribbean - calls for sunbathing. However, this territory also has an interesting economic life. Focus on Jarry, France’s 3rd largest area of activity.
A Dynamic economy
Guadeloupe extends over 1600 square kilometers with a well-known butterfly shape, thanks to the two main islands it’s composed of: Grande-Terre - the most populated of the department-region - and Basse-Terre. Administratively speaking, Guadeloupe is split in two districts, Basse-Terre and Pointe-à-Pitre (composed of Grande-Terre and a few islets around, all part of Guadeloupe).
The territory’s economy relies on a dozen of industrial places. The bulk of the activity is concentrated in Baie-Mahault city (Grande-Terre), and more precisely on the Jarry site. The latter is a 300 hectares industrial area with several attractive features such as Point-à-Pitre’s port, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s logistics center (CCI), as well as thermal power stations and oil terminals.
A Business incubator
Jarry welcomes numerous companies and represents France’s 3rd largest area of activity. It is said to be the economical heartbeat of Guadeloupe, with some 15,000 jobs. The site hosts a free zone that promotes international trade. Thus, it is considered strategically sound for a company to rent its offices at this location. This is the best way to be at the heart of Guadeloupe's dynamism. Many firms’ headquarters have been set up there on purpose. It is also worth mentioning that virtual offices solutions are one of the services offered by Guadeloupe's BURO Club business center, ideally located in Baie-Mahault, in the famous industrial zone of Jarry.