This centre is in a quiet street near the Bois de Boulogne in the wealthy 16th arrondissement (district) of Paris. The city is the economic motor of France and the sheer size of Paris' contribution to the economy is immense - it has been calculated that as an economy in its own right, it would rank in the top 20 globally. Paris has never been overly reliant on a single sector, giving greater opportunities for a greater range of enterprises. And although business services account for the greatest share of the economy, there is very strong representation from the manufacturing sector - Peugeot for one builds cars within the city boundaries - as well as the defence and high technology areas. Raffet itself is particularly well connected and can boast many major embassies sited within the vicinity.