Nidwalden: Economy

The cantonal economy is dominated by a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises, engaged in a variety of sectors.

With its central location on the main north-south route, and close to the lake, the Canton offers excellent conditions for economic growth. Trade is assured in every direction, via road, rail and air links. The Canton also offers an attractive tax system, which safeguards growth even during periods of economic turbulence.


Economy of the region

The Canton's economy features many SMEs and major corporations, such as:

  • Pilatus Aircraft
  • Glasi Hergiswil
  • Schindler Holding
  • Also Holding
  • Bürgenstock-Resort


The regional economy is based on staple industries such as:


  • Aviation specialistAviation specialist
  • Mechanical engineeringMechanical engineering
  • Medical technologyMedical technology
  • International tradeInternational trade


For more information on economy in  the Canton of Nidwalden

All links are only available in German:

Economic Development

Nidwalden Trade Association

Unterwalden Industrial and Business Association 

Pro Wirtschaft

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