Zurich – the Driving Force of the Swiss Economy

Zurich is famous throughout the world as a banking city. But many other innovative branches of industry are also flourishing in the region.

Good connections, safe, high quality of living, and excellent education and research institutions – Zurich is an extremely attractive location for companies and their employees. It is not without reason that the Zurich economic area accounts for around a fifth of the overall value-added and jobs in Switzerland.

More Than Just Banks

The financial center Zurich has also established itself as an important hub for ICT, life sciences, cleantech, the creative industry, and tourism. Numerous multinationals have set up their head offices and research centers here. Besides Switzerland’s economic and political stability, they set great store by the high quality of living and the close vicinity to first-class universities that can be found in Zurich.

The institutions of further education do not just make an invaluable contribution towards new developments and technical progress with their leading research, but also produce well educated talents, who go on to shape the economic landscape as employees or company founders. Particularly in the environment around the ETH and Zurich University, innovative startups are continually being launched, which are also able to stand their ground in the international market.

Congress City Zurich

Thanks to its central location in Europe, its excellent infrastructure, and the flourishing network between business, research, and specialist associations, Zurich is an ideal location for meetings and conventions. The industry experts at the Zürich Tourism Convention Bureau have profound knowledge of and a strong network in all the main economic clusters and help convention organizers to plan and implement their specialist congresses and meetings.

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Multifaceted Zurich

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