An efficient utilitarian-style building in an increasingly popular business district in Greater Paris is home to the Nanterre Esplanade business centre. The building is highly accessible from the RER station (metro express), main motorways and express routes from Paris and Normandy. It includes a garden in the courtyard and an underground car park. Nanterre occupies a prime position in La Défense Seine Arch, a thriving business hub buzzing with exciting mixed-use developments and great connectivity. Its development has brought in corporate and public sector neighbours such as a global insurance giant, energy firms and international financial services companies. A big benefit is the transport infrastructure close to the business centre, but also its proximity to Nanterre University and its potential talent pool. Another plus is the authorities' encouragement and support of small and medium sized green businesses, corporate and hi-tech services.