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We are here to support companies moving to Zurich, from the evaluation process to the start of business. There are a host of good reasons why Zurich is a choice business location. However, that being said, the pivotal factor in each case is that a business location corresponds to specific client needs while also taking full account of the needs of everyone else concerned - from management to family members.

Zurich as a Business

With an annual GDP of more than 120 billion Swiss francs, the Canton of Zurich accounts for more than twenty per cent of the country’s total gross domestic product (GDP). That is the largest cantonal economic value added in Switzerland.

Search for Real Estate & the Real Estate Market  

We help companies and investors find suitable premises: office space, commercial and industrial space as well as building plots from 500 m2. This service is free of charge.

The following business centres offer fully equipped office space with all-round service:

The GIS browser offers publicly available data on commercial sites as well as commercial building land

Start-up entrepreneurs have the option of renting space in start-up centres or in technoparks. 

Coworking spaces are another option, suitable for those who prefer a more open and flexible working environment:     

Founding a Company

Information on how to set up a company is available from the following websites:

Labour Market and Labour Law 

Zurich is home to highly qualified employees and has a liberal employment market.

Corporate Taxes

Information on corporate taxes is available here:

Success Stories

The following list and videos illustrate the significance and appeal of Zurich as a business location. 

Alice Wheelwright of Ecolab and Matthias Sala of Gbanga tell us how they experience working and living in Zurich. 

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Alice Wheelwright, from the United States, works for the international corporation Ecolab with its European headquarters in Wallisellen.

Matthias Sala, of Swiss origin, is the founder and CEO of an SME specialised in mobile games development.

Further information

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Matthias Inauen

Director New Business Units
+41 43 259 26 78


Office for Economy - Business and Economic Development Division


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8090 Zürich
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+41 43 259 49 92

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