Canton of Zug

Countless independent ratings affirm the Canton of Zug’s popularity as a unique area for business and living.

Its economic success is based on a distinctive long-term development strategy and Zug's authorities enjoy an excellent reputation for their support and efficiency. There are many reasons for Zug's popularity.

Zug is business-friendly. Companies appreciate the lean, service-oriented administration that facilitates efficient decision-making. Trade associations and authorities work together, enabling successful business activities.

Zug provides highly qualified specialists. It's first-class infrastructure ensures an educational level among the highest in Europe. Zug has a large pool of highly qualified talents and is a magnet for international professionals.

Zug stands for long-term stability. The Canton of Zug is successful and offers the highest level of political and financial stability, with a track record spanning decades. The economic success is based on a long-term development strategy. The tax rate for individuals and legal entities is one of the lowest in Switzerland.

Zug is one of the most popular locations in Switzerland and offers outstanding quality of life. It has excellent transport connections and is in close proximity to Zurich. People benefit from an ideal work-life balance.

Film «Zug: small world - big business» Source: zugeconomy


  • Predominant industries
    Wholesale trading, life science (pharma, biotech, medtech), high tech industry, information and communications technology, financial services (PE, family offices, fintech), headquarters
  • Flagship companies
    Roche Diagnostics (Global HQ), Siemens Smart Infrastructure (Global HQ), Glencore (Global HQ), Johnson & Johnson, V-Zug, Biogen, Amgen, Sika (global HQ), Partners Group (global HQ)
  • Recent additions
    Lafarge Holcim (Global HQ), Various Biotech EU HQ (Blueprint Medicines, Bluebird Bio, Atara)


View of the areal of the new Siemens campus in Zug in the Greater Zurich Area
The Canton of Zug brings its strengths as an international trading center and location with value-adding top industry to the Greater Zurich Area. Together with the other cantons, we lend this metropolitan region a global radiance as an economic and living space at the highest level.
Silvia Thalmann-Gut, Government Councillor of the Canton of Zug
Silvia Thalmann-Gut - Cantonal Minister and Head of the Department of Economic Affairs of the Canton of Zug

TechCluster Zug

TechCluster Zug

The Tech Cluster Zug sends out a signal for the future of industry in Switzerland. An attractive innovation quarter with great charisma is being created at the unique location in Zug. A high degree of networking is creating a vibrant city.

Tech Cluster Zug

More public partners

More public partners

The Greater Zurich Area Foundation and the operational Greater Zurich Area Ltd. (GZA) are supported by 11 public partners. This anchors the organization in the regional business spheres within the economic area from which settling companies benefit.

Public Private Partnerships Overview

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