The Canton of Zurich - The economic motor of Switzerland
The Canton of Zurich is the hub of choice for numerous multinational companies and accounts for more than a fifth of Switzerland's GDP.
As one of the world's best places for quality of life and with top universities including ETH Zurich, R&D centers like Google and IBM Research can draw on a reservoir of skilled local and international professionals. Home to vibrant cities steeped in culture and an awardwinning international airport, Zurich also offers a balanced mix of innovation-driven industry clusters. The largest cluster is finance followed by ICT, life sciences and cleantech. Zurich's thriving life sciences cluster features a high share of innovative medical firms and university spin-off activities.
The Business and Economic Development Division of the Canton of Zurich is your point of contact for business guidance, including location evaluations, setting up a business and local cluster integration.
- Predominant industries
Banking and finance, insurance, information and communications technology, life sciences, hightech, tourism
- Flagship companies
UBS, Credit Suisse, Zurich, Swiss Re, IBM Research, Google, Bucher Industries, Sonova, Zimmer Biomet, Tecan, Barry Callebaut, Autoneum
- Recent additions
Facebook, Oracle Labs, Takeda, Vetements, ICBC, Magic Leap, Hyundai Electric, Matternet
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