Greater Zurich as an economic area
The Greater Zurich Area is known for its concentrated technology excellence 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.
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.
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.
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