Canton Schwyz

Looking for a business location offering optimal opportunities for success? If so, then plan your future in the Canton of Schwyz.

The canton has so much to offer, particularly:

  • Ideal location in the dynamic Zurich economic area
  • A wide range of highly qualified employees
  • One of Switzerland's lowest tax rates

The canton’s economic policies are tailored to companies who generate high added value, create high-quality jobs and work in harmony with the environment.   

The Canton Schwyz has become an attractive destination for companies out of the finance and health technology industries as well as for international headquarters. It caters equally towards service enterprises and manufacturers of high-quality products.  

Thanks to the accelerated creation of clusters, companies have access to sector-specific know-how, innovation potential and proven technologies. All firms can benefit from the canton's superb infrastructure and international orientation. Canton Schwyz also assumes an active role in the field of knowledge and technology transfer.   

Our pristine environment, excellent schools and wide-ranging cultural, leisure and recreational opportunities guarantee a high standard of living. It is therefore no wonder that businesses and individuals are increasingly choosing to live and work in Canton Schwyz.  


Fiscal Facts


  • Corporate tax rate
    Effective corporate tax rate: depends on municipality, profit tax 12.3 - 15.5%, minimum tax (capital tax) 0.1 - 0.2%, profit tax can be offset against minimum tax (capital tax), immediate depreciation
  • Individual tax rate
    Tax rate depends on income and municipality, income tax 0.0 - 22.4% for Wollerau (lowest) / 0.0 - 28.1 % for Illgau (highest), capital tax 0.14 - 0.24%, no inheritance tax, no gift tax. 
  • Guiding thoughts & policies regarding tax holiday
    Up to ten years, firms qualifying for tax holidays must not compete against existing companies, create a substantial number of new jobs, carry out considerable investments, supply innovative products / services with attractive possibilities of development, create substantial added value and achieve substantially positive economic results.
  • Innovation support & R&D Grants
    Health Tech Cluster Switzerland: network of companies along the entire value-added chain. Special offers for Health Tech Start-upsTechnology Center Schwyz: accompaniment of new entrepreneurs / innovations and corporate developments / knowledge and technology transfer. Investment incentives: foundation, sureties, deposits and guarantees


  • Predominant industries
    Life science, finance, information and communications technology, machinery, headquarters
  • Flagship companies
    Estée Lauder, Man Investments, Kühne + Nagel, Briggs & Stratton, Victorinox
  • Recent additions
    BASF Agro, EDL Capital, Tyco Integrated Fire & Security (Johnson Controls)


Greater Zurich Area AG effectively promotes the location of the metropolitan area of Zurich - especially in the long-distance markets. It also carries the many advantages of Canton Schwyz as an attractive business and residential location out into the world.
Andreas Barraud
Andreas Barraud - Regierungsrat des Kantons Schwyz, Vorsteher des Volkswirtschaftsdepartements

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