Invest in Mayotte

With one of the largest and most beautiful lagoons in the world, Mayotte enjoys a tropical climate with a temperature that varies between 25 and 32 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

Located in the Mozambique Channel, between East Africa and Madagascar, Mayotte is at a strategic crossroads in the Indian Ocean between Africa, the Middle East and Asia
French and European, Mayotte offers guarantees of legal security and political stability in the Region.

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Entrepreneurial dynamic

1st French region in number of business creations in 2019 • 1,020 creations (+35 %) • 2,070 active companies • Turnover: €1.79 billion in 2017 • Added value created: €587 million in 2017.

Active population 2018: 46,700 people • Youngest French department • 60 % of the population is under 25 years old.

Active population and gross hourly minimum wage (2019): €7.66 (€10.15 for the rest of France)

Mayotte provides you stability, security for your investments as the law applicable within the territoty is french law. The island offers a stable and secure business climate for investing.

Mayotte benefits from the security of the democratic institutions of France and the EU but also from their judicial institutions to secure your business. Secure investments French region and outermost region of the European Union, Mayotte offers a stable and secure business climate for investing


Research institutes

BRGM, the French geological survey, Volcanological and Seismological Monitoring Network of Mayotte (REVOSIMA).

Technopole project: research laboratory specializing in the digital sector, marine research and medicinal plants.


Research tax credit: rate increased to 50 % of eligible expenses, within the limit of 100 M€ and 5 % beyond;
• Innovation tax credit (SME): rate increased to 40 TP2T of eligible expenditure;
• Innovation aid from Bpifrance (subsidy, repayable advance)
• VAT: zero rate;

A diversified training offer

Mayotte University Training and Research Center, 1,171 students (2017), 27 teacher-researchers. A Science & Technology course (Life Sciences, Mathematics) HEC Paris: advanced certificate in digital strategies issued by HEC Paris.



15 min from Comoros, 45 min from Madagascar, 2h00 from East Africa (Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa), 2h00 from Reunion and Mauritius, 1h30 from Seychelles , at 10 a.m. from Paris.

  • Infrastructure certified to European standards;
  • Runway safety area inaugurated in 2018 (€4.58 million);
  • 369,075 passengers in 2018 (+46.6% in 10 years);
  • 3,146t of air freight in 2018 (+39.5% in 10 years);
  • 5 airlines operate;
  • 11 direct flight: Paris, Nairobi, Dar Es Salam, Moroni, Anjouan, Moheli, Majunga, Antanarivo, Diego Suarez, Nosy Be, Reunion;
  • Several destinations via connections: Lyon, Marseille, London, Munich, Dubai, Djibouti, Seychelles, Mauritius, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangkok;
  • Current projects: – extension of the runway – establishment of a local company to improve air service – construction of a hotel within the airport grounds;
  • BROADBAND COVERAGE – Internet coverage on 99 % of the territory (3G, 4G, ADSL);
  • Projects: Data Center TIER III.
Focus Mozambique Channel

A region with strong economic growth

The Mozambique Channel is one of the regions of the world with the strongest economic growth.
The exploitation of mega-fields of natural gas off the coast of Mozambique constitutes one of the largest industrial projects in the world (approximately 50 billion $). The benefits of these projects bring the Mozambique Channel into a new strategic and economic dimension.

At the heart of this area, Mayotte and France have a unique position and rare assets: political and legal stability, and infrastructure and equipment that meet European standards.