St. Gallen: Economy
St. Gallen is a highly attractive business centre and place to live. Not only does the Canton offer the best possible business conditions, it also benefits from an exceptionally high quality of life, set amid lakes, rivers, meadows and mountains.
Economy of the region
St. Gallen also provides the location for the Swiss and European headquarters of major international groups such as:
- Forster Rohner AG
- Debrunner Koenig Holding
- SFS Holding AG
- Schweizerische Südostbahn AG
The region's economy is based on established staple industries, e.g:
- Railway company
The track network of the Südostbahn Railway Company comprises 148 km.
- Multi-metal stockholding
In 2009 the largest steel and non-ferrous metal stockholder in St. Gallen employed 1465 people.
- Plumbing supplies
The region's largest manufacturer of plumbing supplies generates an annual turnover of CHF 2445 billion.
- Construction product suppliers
The Canton's largest supplier of products for the construction industry employs 12 900 people.