Ticino: Economy

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Tourism, industry, craftsmanship and finance form the backbone of the region’s economy, along with great developments in the service and technology sectors over the last few decades.


Industry and development

Many world leaders in ICT, construction, machinery, new technologies, pharmaceuticals and biomedicine are located in Ticino. AlpTransit, the new high-speed railway link through the Alps, will also reduce travel times for people and goods.


Property market

Thanks to an efficient administrative system, Ticino attracts both investors and private individuals looking to benefit from the high quality of life, beautiful landscapes as well as the top-class schools and services the region has to offer.


Financially competitive

Lugano is the Switzerland’s third-largest financial hub. It is home to dozens of banking and insurance companies which benefit from Switzerland’s economic, monetary and political stability. The local job market is full of highly-trained professionals with a sharp eye for the needs and requirements of customers.



For more information on economy in Ticino

Department of Finance and Economy       

The Copernico Platform 

Start-up Support Centre 
Chamber of Commerce, Canton of Ticino
Banks Association of Canton of Ticino

Association of Ticinese Industries

Ticinese Chamber of Real Estate Economics

Swiss Society of Entrepreneurs/House-Builders Ticino Section

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