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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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.
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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 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.
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A) Airport region
B) Region Furttal
C) Knonauer Amt
E) Region Pfannenstiel
F) Winterthur and surroundings
G) City of Zurich
H) Region Weinland
I) Region Zimmerberg-Sihltal
K) Region Zürcher Unterland
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.
In addition to the business promotion network of the Canton of Zurich and the associations operating within the respective eco systems, we collaborate with several other partner organisations for our activities in Switzerland and abroad, including:
|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|
|Leo Hajdaraj||Assistant||+41 43 259 26 41|
|Lotti Speglitz||Assistant||+41 43 259 43 87|
|Ramona Sutter||Assistant||+41 43 259 26 94
|Valentina Uludag||Assistant||+41 43 259 26 13|
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Office for Economy and Labour - Business and Economic Development Division
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.