Zurich: Economy

The Canton of Zurich is an international business centre of top rank. This economic powerhouse generates nearly one-fifth of Switzerland’s national income, employment and value creation.



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Economy of the region

Zurich also provides the location for the Swiss and European headquarters of big international groups such as:

  • ABB Switzerland
  • Careal Holding
  • UBS Switzerland
  • Bayer AG Switzerland 


The region's economy is based on established staple industries, e.g:


  • Hig-TechHig-Tech

    More than 250 hi-tech. companies and research institutions have their headquarters in the Zurich TECHNOPARK.

  • Industry and wholesalingIndustry and wholesaling

    217 wholesalers are listed in the Canton's trade directory.

  • Electrical power and automation engineeringElectrical power and automation engineering

    The Canton is the location of one of the world's largest energy utilities.

  • BankingBanking

    The financial sector generates 11% of Switzerland's total added value.


For more information on economy in  the Canton of Zurich

Business Development ZH

Greater Zurich Area

Economic Development

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