The Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE)

Reporting to the Minister for the Economy, Finance and the Recovery, the Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE) designs and implements public policies that contribute to business development.

Its activities are central to the government’s efforts to transform France’s economy. Its remit includes assignments that are sector-based (industrial policy, digital regulation and infrastructure rollout, policies to support the craft industry, trade, services and tourism) and cross-cutting (regulatory streamlining, innovation policy) as well as those relating to the country’s digital and ecological economic transformation.

Our organisation

Against a backdrop of heightened international competition, businesses are facing major challenges.

To assist them, the government has to constantly renew its means of intervention and must be able to marshal new skills rapidly. As part of this, in a bid to boost its operational capacities, in September 2019 the DGE revamped its organisation, introducing an innovative, project-based approach.

A project-based mode at central level

A project approach was implemented throughout the Directorate.

The new organisation distinguishes between:

  • Structural assignments (sector and regulatory monitoring, administrative supervision, coordination of the government's regional Economic Departments, etc.).
  • High-impact assignments performed in project mode (management of strategic plans, structuring of industrial offerings in connection with the various sectors, design of new public policy instruments, organisation of major national and international events, etc.).

Within the departments, each division is responsible for a portfolio of structuring projects within its sphere of action. Project teams are led by project managers, a new role introduced as part of reorganisation efforts. Staff are provided with in-house training and coaching aimed at promoting new work methods that harness the potential of digital tools, and at developing a culture of impact. The position of assistant has been eliminated at all levels and memos are now paperless to speed up decision-making.

The DGE’s transformation signals a fundamental change in the administration’s work culture, which is now aimed at making management more responsive, more effective and more operational. These innovations enable the Directorate to offer a stimulating work environment and a high level of responsibility to its employees, who are given the chance to develop their skills.

Our departments

In addition to a Secretariat General providing administrative support, the DGE comprises:

  • The Industry Department
  • The Digital Economy Department
  • The Tourism, Commerce, Craft Industries and Trades, and Services Department
  • The Competitiveness, Innovation and Business Development Department
  • The Economic Strategic Intelligence and Security Department

A network closely aligned with the needs of companies

To implement government policy as close as possible to the local level, the DGE draws on a network of decentralised departments within the Regional Directorates for Enterprises, Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs, Labour and Employment (DIRECCTEs).

Within the Business, Employment and Economy Units, the government’s regional Economic Departments (SeEr) carry out assignments relating to economic development, which are broken down into three main actions:

  • Support for the region’s strategic sectors
  • Coordination of regional innovation policy and the digital transformation of businesses
  • Preventing difficulties and restructuring industrial companies

Staff in the Consumer Units who are tasked with legal metrology policies provide supervision for the inspection of regulated measuring instruments, in the interests of consumer protection and fair trade practices.

The DGE’s commitment to gender diversity and equality in the workplace

Gender diversity and equality in the workplace are important issues for the DGE. On 9 March 2020, the DGE signed the Ministry’s 2020–2022 plan for gender equality in the workplace. Wanting to go further, it has also committed to a number of ambitious measures, the majority of which concern all employees and are designed to promote gender equality throughout the Directorate. The plan includes concrete measures such as hiring replacements for parental leaves and setting Directorate-wide objectives for gender balance in appointments to ensure equal access to management positions.ent.

The DGE’s action plan (in french only)

How to find us

The DGE’s central departments are divided amongst four sites:

  • Grand Bercy:
    • 139, rue de Bercy, Paris 13
    • 61, Boulevard Vincent Auriol, Paris 13
    • 6, Rue Louise Weiss, Paris 13
  • Ivry: 67 Rue Barbès, Ivry sur Seine (94)

By the end of 2020, the offices in Ivry will be relocated to the Grand Bercy area.


Chiffres clés

La reconquête et la transformation de l’économie

Dans le cadre du Fonds de Solidarité et aides satellites, plus de 38 milliards d’euros de subventions versées à plus de 2 millions d’entreprises depuis mars 2020.

Dans le cadre de France Relance, 100 milliards d’euros de soutien public.

Dans le cadre de France 2030, 34 milliards d’euros de dotations dont 17 milliards d'euros dédiés à des acteurs émergents et 50 % dédiés à des objectifs de réduction d’émissions de gaz à effet de serre.

La reconquête et la transformation de l’économie représentent :

  • Plus de 10000 bénéficiaires des dispositifs industriels.
  • Plus de 15 milliards d’euros d’investissements réalisés par les industriels.
  • Plus de 250000 emplois créés ou confortés.
  • 10 milliards d’euros par an de baisse d’impôts de production pour près de 600000 entreprises.
  • 240 millions d’euros pour le plan France Très Haut Débit.


C'est 878 millions d’euros de subventions pour soutenir plus de 8000 projets de numérisation et de robotisation portant sur 3 milliards d’euros d’investissements  industriels.


573 millions d’euros pour soutenir 1 400 projets industriels portant sur 3 milliards d’euros d’investissements d’investissements industriels.


2,8 millions de tonnes équivalent CO2 par an économisés avec la décarbonation de l’industrie : 141 projets bénéficiant de 758 millions d’euros d’aide pour un investissement total de 2 milliards d’euros.


c’est 830 millions d’euros d’investissements et 519 millions d’euros d’aides pour soutenir 42 projets industriels participant à la lutte contre le Covid-19.


  • 2,7 milliards d’euros d’investissements
  • 729 millions d’euros d’aides de l’État
  • 5 secteurs stratégiques : Santé, Agroalimentaire, Électronique, Intrants essentiels de  l’industrie, 5G
  • 407 projets soutenus pour environ
  • 45 000 emplois créés ou confortés


  • 100 millions d’euros investis par la DGE entre 2020 et 2021 dans les dispositifs France Num
  • 112 000 chèques France Num de 500 €, 20 000 diagnostics et 70 000 TPE-PME bénéficiaires du programme d’accompagnements-actions

L’engagement pour la compétitivité et pour l’innovation

23 stratégies d’accélération dotées de 10 milliards d'euros sur des marchés à fort potentiel de croissance :

• Souveraineté (santé numérique, biothérapies…)

• Production alimentaire (agroéquipements, alimentation saine…)

• Numérique (Cloud, cyber sécurité, Intelligence artificielle...)

• Transition énergétique (technologies alternatives aux énergies fossiles, hydrogène et nucléaire)

French Tech

Plus de 10 milliards d'euros levés par les entreprises de la French Tech

22 licornes


365 millions d’euros affectés à l’innovation dans le secteur spatial et pour la fin du développement du lanceur Ariane 6

Slow Tourisme

4 millions d’euros consacrés aux 61 projets retenus dans le cadre de l’appel à projets slow tourisme du Fonds tourisme durable

New Deal Mobile

  • environ 3 000 zones identifiées fin 2021
  • plus de 1 000 nouveaux pylônes 4G mis en service depuis 2018 dans des zones non ou mal couvertes.