President Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled a massive stimulus plan worth 26 billion euros (33 billion dollars) on Thursday to help France resist the global economic slowdown. France's contribution to a European-wide economic stimulus drive, the plan combines major state infrastructure projects with targeted measures to improve cashflow for hard-hit businesses, protect jobs and shore up France's vital car and construction industries. Sarkozy used a trip to Douai in northern France, home to a major Renault car factory, to unveil the plan, which he described as an investment-driven bid to stimulate growth and employment. "Our answer to the crisis is a massive investment drive, because that is the best way to support businesses and to protect jobs," Sarkozy said. "We cannot be content with simply limiting the damage. We need to be ambitious, bold, imaginative."