How we help

Expand and grow your business globally with the Greater Zurich Area Ltd (GZA), the region’s official investment promotion agency. We provide support during the complex and dynamic process of taking a business global. Gaining a deep understanding of the target markets, local trends, the competition and the requirements are key to a successful expansion and global growth.


Our services

How do we help? Our organization acts as an intermediary, door opener and facilitator. We guide you through Greater Zurich Area’s ecosystem, give you valuable market and industry insight and connect you with peers, research institutes, incubators, authorities, specialized service providers, associations, and platforms. 

Since our founding, we’ve helped more than 1,000 companies successfully establish a presence in Switzerland.


Building the business case, introduction to professional legal and accountancy service providers, advice on regulatory framework, taxes, labor market, and setting up a company.

Ecosystem introduction

Introduction to key contacts in industry, academia, and government agencies, as well as integration into industry and business networks.


Facilitating contact to potential research partners at globally leading universities, such as ETH Zurich (the MIT of Europe) and University of Zurich, and research institutes.

Site visits

Organization of tailor-made fact-finding site visits and meetings with key contacts, including office and co-working space.

Ready sites

Identification of office spaces, business parks, shovel-ready industrial sites, and manufacturing spaces.

Our team

Our team

Do you have further questions or need expert insights? Our team assists you with information and expert advice. 

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Success stories

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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?