Each Swiss canton carries out its own business development with specialists for the respective economic areas. Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) checks the potential and feasibility of investment projects before these are submitted to the cantonal business development agencies. The cantons submit concrete location proposals to potential investors and guide them through the ongoing location process. After successful completion of an investment project, the economic development agencies continue to look after the investors through customer service.
Some Swiss Cantons have joined together in cross-regional networks, known as Business Areas. As international contacts, the Business Areas mediate between international companies wanting to establish themselves, local demands and the interests of individual member Cantons.
As part of its export promotion activities, S-GE organizes information events together with various cantons, for example as part of the Export Dialog series. In addition, S-GE may organize delegation trips for some cantons on behalf of their internationally active or interested companies.