Division of Business and Economic Development

The Division of Business and Economic Development supports resident companies, promotes Zurich's innovation capacity by way of connecting the relevant stakeholders in key industries, fosters external economic relations and offers guidance to companies interested in moving to Zurich.

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We connect

The Canton of Zurich comprises a dynamic network of companies, research and educational institutions, specialised organisations, public sector institutions and creative personalities. We connect these players and, together with the regional location promotion offices in the Canton, we strengthen the continuous further development of the business location, its industry diversity and innovative capacity.

We are committed to innovative start-ups such as Cutiss, which finds optimal conditions in the Bio-Technopark Schlieren-Zurich. We connect companies like Eberhard Bau in the Zurich Unterland with policymakers, administration, business and the population. And we drive forward-looking projects together with companies such as Google Switzerland, universities and research institutes.

Would you like to know more? Our video «We connect» gives you an overview.

Wir vernetzen steht für die drei Stossrichtungen der Standortstrategie sind Innovationsförderung, Branchenvielfalt und Standortentwicklung.

We strengthen

We enable networking between representatives from industry, academia and politics with the aim of strengthening Zurich's key industries (Cleantech, Finance, ICT and Life Sciences). 

Furthermore, we support companies with innovation topics and are a partner of innovation hubs and platforms.

We foster

We support companies with topics and queries regarding Zurich as a business location. We are a point of contact for resident companies and businesses interested in moving to Zurich, as well as for work permits or other permit-related questions. We also provide a one-stop shop for more complex projects, bringing together all parties concerned so that relevant questions can be addressed and clarified as swiftly as possible.

In addition, we support aspiring entrepreneurs with their entrepreneurial endeavours.

We are also committed to reducing the administrative burden for companies.

We promote regional industry diversity because SMEs constitute the economic backbone of our regions. By way of connecting and supporting regional initiatives, we facilitate interaction between the regions and the exchange of knowledge and innovation.

We are forward thinking

We see ourselves as something of an antenna for industry: by connecting and interacting with industry, academia and administration, we strive to detect challenges early, in order to act accordingly.

Our Partners

In addition to the business promotion network of the Canton of Zurich and the associations operating within the respective clusters, we collaborate with several other partner organisations for our activities in Switzerland and abroad, including:  

Our Team

Fabian Streiff

Head Division of Business and Economic Development of the Canton of Zurich

fabian.streiff@vd.zh.ch
+41 43 259 49 92

LEER
Name Topic Phone
Anita Martinecz Fehér Entrepreneurship, ICT +41 43 259 26 37
Anne Schmidt Food; International Schools and Relocation +41 43 259 26 19
Beat Rhyner Cleantech +41 43 259 26 23
Corinne Wyer External Relations +41 43 259 43 84
Danielle Spichiger Life Sciences +41 43 259 49 86
Eva May Finance +41 43 259 26 52
Irene Stöckly Regulatory Affairs +41 43 259 43 86
Isabell Metzler Communication +41 43 259 26 33
Markus Müller High Tech +41 43 259 46 97
Matthias Inauen Business Relocation +41 43 259 26 78
Raphael Etienne von Thiessen        Artificial Intelligence +41 43 259 43 85
Angelika Rüegg Assistant +41 43 259 26 13
Lotti Speglitz Assistant +41 43 259 43 87
Ramona Sutter Assistant +41 43 259 26 94

Contact

Office for Economy and Labour – Business and Economic Development Division

Address

Walchestrasse 19
8090 Zürich
Route (Google)

Phone

+41 43 259 49 92


Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.