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Urban renewal is at the heart of ambitions to rise up the rankings in the economic premier league of European cities

Lyon puts focus on finding a star role

Urban renewal is at the heart of ambitions to rise up the rankings in the economic premier league of European cities, writes Hugh Carnegy

Jean-Michel Aulas: Football man who scores in big business

Olympique Lyonnais owner has achieved a long-awaited goal, writes Paul Betts

Infrastructure: Transport shortcomings keep the brakes on development

Improving road and air links is problematic, says Yann Morell y Alcover

Urban development: Emphasis on regeneration attracts interest from abroad

Four areas stand out from a commercial and environmental point of view, writes Scheherazade Daneshkhu

Cleantech: Green chemistry proves itself an attractive formula

New investors are arriving in numbers, writes James Boxell

Lyon's opera house

City living: Paris match is over

Lyon claims it has few reasons to envy its big sister, Paris, writes Elvire Camus

inside a movie set

Movies and games: Little Hollywood lies at heart of area’s fertile imagination

Image industry’s varied parts combine to prosper, says Elvire Camus

Politics: City bucks national trend

Business-friendly approach wins out over extremism, writes Hugh Carnegy

Food: Enduring centre of gastronomy has little to fear from rivals

Despite a snub by an awards judging panel, the city’s biennial exhibition had a strong answer for the critics, writes Paul Betts

Living legend: Veteran chef is biggest champion of region’s culinary traditions

Lyon is sometimes described as the city near Paul Bocuse’s restaurant, writes Paul Betts

Financial services: Historic centre capitalises on talent for reinvention

Future lies in aid for smaller groups, writes Scheherazade Daneshkhu

HomeServe: Call-out service feels at home

A UK-based business is thriving after overcoming a cultural hurdle, says Hugh Carnegy

Health and biotech: Pharmaceutical hub builds on groundbreaking heritage

Life sciences are seen as a contributor to growth, writes Yann Morell y Alcover

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