This article shows the relation between urban development and local democracy in France by analyzing Metropole City and the Development Council. Metropole City supports its innovation industry through contracts with the State-Metropole City, French Tech, and university investment in different stakeholders such as economic groups and universities. This article puts forward the following questions. First, what kinds of networks does Metropole City create to win global city competitions? Second, how does the Development Council function after the MAPTAM law of 2014 and the NOTRe law of 2015? To answer these questions, this article uses Strasbourg Eurométropole as an example.