Greater Zurich Area appoints Honorary Ambassadors

On October 11, 2017, Greater Zurich Area appointed eight U.S. executives, entrepreneurs and influencers as Greater Zurich Honorary Ambassadors. Suzi LeVine, former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, commenced the ceremony. Greater Zurich Area’s success as a business location and innovation region is an accomplishment by many brilliant individuals together. At the residence of Consul […]

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The underrated physical threat – Datacenters for Cryptocurrency

Traditionally finance and security go hand-in-hand, the image of a bank vault is one of the most commonly used to convey a sense of security and safety. The arrival of cryptocurrencies means that transactions are moving from traditional banking infrastructure into the public datacenter. Traditional currencies are of course held in highly secure vaults however […]

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Schaffhausen – a 20 year track-record of attracting and retaining international businesses

Historically characterised by heavy industry, the Canton of Schaffhausen has undergone a complete transformation in the past 20 years and is now a hub for advanced manufacturing and globally connected high-tech businesses. The Canton of Schaffhausen and its Economic Promotion Team are determined to ensure the region remains just as attractive to investors far into […]

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The booming data center business – is data Switzerland’s new raw commodity?

Largely unnoticed by the public, a new industry has developed here in Switzerland in the past years. Data centers have been springing up everywhere and are increasingly attracting foreign companies to Switzerland. Data volumes continue to grow and this data is as vital and valuable as raw commodities. The new data warehouses have one thing […]

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Brexit – (k)ein Thema für die GZA?

Kaum war im Frühsommer der Ausgang des EU-Referendums in Grossbritannien bekannt, beurteilten Politiker, Kommentatoren und Standortvermarkter weltweit die Chancen Londons als Wirtschaftsstandort neu. In den nachfolgenden Wochen gingen einzelne Städte, Länder und mitunter sogar Regierungen dazu über, offensiv Firmen aus Grossbritannien und spezifisch aus London abzuwerben. Selbstredend hat auch die GZA mögliche Chancen und Gefahren […]

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Solar Modules Replace Turbochargers

A country needs visionaries – and so does the canton of Solothurn as a business location. The municipality of Deitingen, located near the city of Solothurn, is celebrating the arrival of three visionary entrepreneurs: Markus Gisler, Terence Hänni and Daniel Sägesser. They are the founders and directors of Megasol Energie AG, the largest solar module […]

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