Schwyz: Economy

The Canton of Schwyz offers major benefits to those wishing to invest here. It is also very close to the economic centre of Zurich, and boasts a highly qualified workforce. The Canton both seeks to encourage major corporations to locate here and to develop new sectors. Attracted by its unique natural environment, increasing numbers of businesses and people are choosing the Canton of Schwyz as their location.


Economy of the region

The economy of the Canton features both many SMEs and large companies, such as:

  • Victorinox AG
  • Charles Vögele Holding AG
  • Ropetrans/Garaventa AG
  • Tulux AG


The regional economy is based on important sectors such as:


  • AgricultureAgriculture

    1751 businesses were engaged in this sector in 2008.

  • Timber industryTimber industry

    117 278 cubic metres of timber were produced in the Canton in 2008.

  • FinanceFinance

    60% of the Canton's businesses are engaged in the service sector (2005).

  • Machine-toolsMachine-tools

    The secondary sector accounts for 20% of the region's economy (2005).


For more information on economy in  the Canton of Schwyz

Office for Economy

Business Promotion

Association of the Canton of Schwyz (only available in German)

Schwyz Industrial Association (only available in German)

Explore Switzerland

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