Nantes and Saint-Nazaire, the leading economic hub of the Greater West, nevertheless boasts a balanced economic fabric, with a wide range of tertiary and industrial activities. Here, the largest ocean liners in the world are built, as well as mastering the latest technologies in biotechnology. Nantes Saint-Nazaire asserts itself as a leading industrial centre, in shipbuilding (1st national centre), aeronautics (2nd Airbus centre) and food-processing. Major industrial clients such as Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Airbus, Alstom and Eurofins are present, and are developing alongside an innovative and creative sector, represented by the many digital or cultural and creative industry startups. More than 6,000 industrial jobs have been created in Nantes & Saint-Nazaire between 2009 and 2017, the strongest job growth in this sector in France.