Schaffhausen: Economy

Schaffhausen is an attractive location for business, with its highly qualified workforce, flexible industrial capacity, flourishing commerce and active promotion of its economy. The service sector is also of growing importance in Schaffhausen.

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Economy of the region

Many Swiss and international companies have their headquarters in the Canton of Schaffhausen:

  • Georg Fisher
  • IWC
  • Unilever
  • Abbott Laboratories


The region’s main economic sectors are:


  • TourismTourism

    One of the most important drivers of the regional economy.

  • AgricultureAgriculture

    8.2 percent of jobs in the Canton are provided by the agricultural sector.

  • Food industryFood industry

    A hi-tech. sector.

  • Plastics industryPlastics industry

    The technology of plastics is constantly evolving.


For more information on economy in the Canton of Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen Economic Promotion

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