Thurgau: Economy

The dominant feature of the cantonal economy is its multiplicity of small and medium-sized enterprises, which gives the Canton a highly flexible economic structure. In addition to its central location, close to the German and Austrian borders, part of the Canton’s economic attraction lies in its highly productive workforce, advantageous tax situation and excellent infrastructure.



Economy of the region

The region's economy is based on staple sectors such as:

  • Stadler Rail AG
  • Strellson AG
  • Bernina AG
  • Sigg AG 


The economy of the Canton comprises major corporations and many SMEs. They include:


  • Rolling stock manufactureRolling stock manufacture

    Stadler-Rail is one of the region’s biggest employers.

  • Clothing manufactureClothing manufacture

    Well-known menswear manufacturers have their headquarters in Thurgau.

  • Sewing machine manufactureSewing machine manufacture

    A traditional firm, Bernina is also a major employer in the region.

  • Recycling innovationRecycling innovation

    Sigg is also a global employer in the production of innovative water bottles.


 For more economic information on the Canton of Thurgau


Office of Economic Affairs and Employment

Thurgau Economic Development

Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Thurgau


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