BernThe canton of Bern benefits from its well-developed infrastructure, low corporate tax rates, an exceptional educational system, and a well-qualified and multilingual workforce. Its central location in Switzerland and in Europe is ideal for accessing European markets. As the federal capital, Bern is the political center, and as such ensures close ties with government and political representatives. A diverse group of clusters brings together companies, researchers, and educational institutions, creating an efficient business network in the canton.
FribourgThe officially bilingual canton of Fribourg serves as the link between the French-speaking and German-speaking regions in Switzerland, providing access to the two most important markets in Europe. Fribourg is known for its cultural diversity and its excellent and comprehensive multilingual educational system. The educational institutes include universities as well as technical and management schools, making the canton a stronghold for apprenticeships and research. Numerous multinational companies have chosen Fribourg as the location for their international headquarters, logistic centers and R&D and manufacturing operations.
VaudLocated in the heart of Europe, between the lakes and the mountains, the canton of Vaud is Switzerland’s largest French-speaking region. It combines all the qualities associated with Switzerland: innovation, dynamic economic development and investment, productivity, high-quality education, political stability, an attractive tax framework, flexible labor laws, a highly-qualified and cosmopolitan workforce, first-rate financial services, a prosperous and diverse economy, and above all, an unparalleled quality of life.
Neuchâtel, a pioneering canton, industrial and exporting, producer of wealth and innovation, open to the world and new ideas. Thanks to three centuries of industrial history, the Neuchâtel economy and its companies
know how to adapt with agility and reactivity to the needs of the markets. They develop reliable, miniaturized, complex and high value-added products. Based on this DNA and supported by strategic services in line with its needs, the region’s industrial fabric can make all the difference in the face of increased global competition and the economic challenges of the 21st century. The canton’s expertise is now available to the following industries: MedTech, Machine Tools, Luxury and Watchmaking, Pharmaceuticals, Space, Photovoltaics, Communication Technologies.
GenevaWith its deep-rooted international tradition, the canton of Geneva is an ideal setting for a global enterprise. More than 1000 multinational companies, with 140 landmark companies, have chosen to set up their headquarters on the territory of the canton. In addition, 37 international organizations, over 390 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and 179 diplomatic missions compose the international landscape of Geneva. The canton is a leader in a number of sectors, such as banking and financial services, commodity trading, life sciences, information and communications technologies as well as aromas and fragrances. It offers a first-class economic environment, excellent infrastructure and a highly-qualified workforce supported by business-minded authorities.
ValaisValais is best known for its magnificent landscapes, exceptional climate and its rich cultural and culinary traditions. But Valais is also a center of excellence with regard to technology, applied research and innovation. Located in the heart of Europe, at the principal transportation, cultural and linguistic crossroads, Valais offers leading-edge technology parks specialized in life sciences, information and communications technologies, energy and engineering.