The Canton of Zurich is an international business centre of top rank. This economic powerhouse generates nearly one-fifth of Switzerland’s national income, employment and value creation.
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Economy of the region
Zurich also provides the location for the Swiss and European headquarters of big international groups such as:
- ABB Switzerland
- Careal Holding
- UBS Switzerland
- Bayer AG Switzerland
The region's economy is based on established staple industries, e.g:
More than 250 hi-tech. companies and research institutions have their headquarters in the Zurich TECHNOPARK.
- Industry and wholesaling
217 wholesalers are listed in the Canton's trade directory.
- Electrical power and automation engineering
The Canton is the location of one of the world's largest energy utilities.
The financial sector generates 11% of Switzerland's total added value.