In 2010 it was the workplace of 500,000 salaried employees, about thirty percent of the salaried employees in Paris and ten percent of those in the Île-de-France.The largest sectors of activity in the central business district were finance and insurance (16 percent of employees in the district) and business services (15 percent).The district also includes a large concentration of department stores, shopping areas, hotels and restaurants, as well a government offices and ministries.
Note: The Franco-German aerospace company EADS has its dual world headquarters in Paris and Munich but it is not listed here because Fortune magazine considered it was located in the Netherlands, which is the place where EADS was legally incorporated for tax reasons.
The economy of both Paris and the Paris Region is primarily a service economy.
French banks have traditionally had their main offices in the center of Paris, not far from the Opera and the Banque de France, the French central bank.
The headquarters of BNP Paribas is in the 9th arrondissement on rue Bergére.
The part of industry in the Paris Region economy has been steadily shrinking; the number of industrial employees dropped from 532,539, or 9.6 percent of the working population, in 2007 to 463,201, or 8.2 percent, in 2012.