The public territorial establishment (EPT) Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre was created on 1 January 2016 as part of the implementation of the Greater Paris metropolis. It includes 24 municipalities and is based on a principle of cooperation between the EPT and the municipalities around major development projects from digital to planning, to mobility, economic development, and housing.
Due to the strengthening of public policies in many such areas, the position of the Territory has risen in recent years. After Paris and La Défense, Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre is the third territory of the metropolis in terms of jobs (284,000 jobs in 2012, 7% of jobs in the metropolis). It also has a rich and diversified digital environment punctuated by the presence of many big tech companies and a large number of engineering and training facilities.
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre digital transformation strategy
The district is currently defining its overall strategy on how to work for and with the different stakeholders, meaning: the general population of the territory in the suburbs of Paris, the economic and social stakeholders, and more importantly, the different government administrations (i.e. municipalities) which are part of the local authority.
More precisely, while designing its economic development strategy, its employment promotion strategy, its urban strategy, it became clear to the local authority that a cross-cutting and standalone digital strategy is necessary. As a matter of fact, the DCC initiative is seen as an opportunity to foster complementarities and synergies between existing policies involving digital priorities (e.g. economic development, innovation, urban policy, circular economy and environmental policies).
The underlying concept of Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre is to connect its digital strategy to its overall goal to promote the development of “a productive and innovative territory”.