About us / GZA

Greater Zurich as an economic area

The Greater Zurich Area is known for world-class technology in Europe's most stable environment. As a global leader in innovation and talent attraction and with Switzerland’s business-friendly, stable and reliable environment, the Greater Zurich Area offers international companies real added value for their strategic expansion.

From a territorial perspective, the Greater Zurich Area consists of 9 cantons (federated states) in the German- and Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland. Each of them contributes specific technological competencies to the entire economic area.

Learn more: Why Greater Zurich Area and Technology sectors

GZA, your Swiss business concierge

Greater Zurich Area Ltd (GZA) is the official investment promotion agency of the economic region of Zurich, Switzerland.

Added value for companies / investors

GZA is a reliable Swiss business concierge for companies looking to grow internationally. We act as an intermediary, door opener and facilitator. We guide interested companies through the ecosystem of the Greater Zurich Area and network them with the relevant companies, universities and research institutes, incubators, platforms, associations and authorities. This creates added value for the companies' strategic expansion.

Learn more: How we help, Our services, Our team, Public Private PartnershipHonorary Ambassadors

Added value for the Zurich economic region

We aim to ensure a sustainable quality of life and economic prosperity for future generations. Switzerland's small size, globalization and technological progress (digitalization) require openness in business and science. We strive for the best talents and technologies, for capital, entrepreneurship and networks.

With that long-term strategy in mind, we identify synergistic companies with a high level of innovative strength and added value, network them with the relevant players in the respective ecosystem and support them to maximize their global presence through strategic set-up in the Greater Zurich Area.

The establishment of these companies adds value for the Greater Zurich Area in the form of innovative strength, jobs, taxes, increased competitiveness and greater crisis resilience.

Learn more: Public Private Partnership, Foundation board, Board of directors, Our team

More information

Annual result 2021

Click below for all 2021 annual results documents, including the annual report, video testimonials from the global GZA team, and a conversation with the chairman of the board and the managing director on investment promotion during the coronavirus pandemic (most documents in German):

Sonja Wollkopf Walt Portrait
Sonja Wollkopf Walt
Managing Director
Lukas Huber Director Asia
Lukas Huber
Deputy Managing Director and Executive Director China
Sabine Müller Potrait
Sabine Müller
Head of Marketing and Communications
We create added value for the Greater Zurich Area and Switzerland by attracting forward-looking companies.
Greater Zurich Area Ltd (GZA) - Our Mission

Contact us

Can we put you in touch with a peer company or research institute? Do you need any information regarding your strategic expansion to Switzerland's technology and business center? Give us a call or drop us a line. 

+41 44 254 59 59