As the economic capital of the Alpes de Haute-Provence department, Manosque is at the heart of the economic challenges of the Durance valley. The economic activity of the city was built around many business sectors: industry, agriculture, tourism, the service industry….
Manosque has also benefited from major development projects in the past: hydroelectric dams, the establishing of the CEA Cadarache in the 60s …
A pretty town, Manosque is home to 2 competitive sectors:
- Arôme Saveurs et Senteurs.
The arrival of the international ITER project and the many facilities in the district (gas storage, wood and gas powered collective heating, the conversion of a former landfill site into a renewable energy production site) placed Manosque and neighbouring towns at the heart of the renewable energy valley.
Today, the economic fabric of Manosque is made up of a network of quality companies, some world-famous: L’Occitane en Provence, Proman, Géométhane ….