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 companyRailway company

    The track network of the Südostbahn Railway Company comprises 148 km.

  • Multi-metal stockholdingMulti-metal stockholding

    In 2009 the largest steel and non-ferrous metal stockholder in St. Gallen employed 1465 people.

  • Plumbing suppliesPlumbing supplies

    The region's largest manufacturer of plumbing supplies generates an annual turnover of CHF 2445 billion.

  • Construction product suppliersConstruction product suppliers

    The Canton's largest supplier of products for the construction industry employs 12 900 people.


For more information on economy in  the Canton of St. Gallen

St. Gallen Business (only available in German)
Economic development
St. Gallen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (only available in German)
St. Gallen Economic Area (only available in German)

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