Investing in the BaselArea
The Basel region is Switzerland’s most innovative economic region with the ideal complement of hard and soft location factors for headquarters
As the life sciences center of Switzerland, two out of three global market leaders, Novartis and Roche, run their global operations from here and numerous world class research institutions form part of a longstanding academic tradition. This draws a large and highly qualified multinational workforce. With direct borders to France and Germany, an airport for direct flights within Europe, a close international airport and a transnational port, the area offers unparalleled accessibility and closeness to strategic European markets.
As an economic powerhouse with pro-business values, the area is a shining example for Swiss virtues and the perfect location for setting up global operations: Employees and companies benefit from an excellent educational and healthcare system, competitive tax rates and a superb quality of life.
The entire value chain is easily accessible creating one of the world’s most complete life sciences ecosystems. Companies from the fields of medical technology, ICT, precision mechanics, as well as from the chemical industries, will also benefit from these location features. Through its longstanding history of watchmaking, the Basel region offers a pool of highly skilled labor. It is thus the perfect place for companies specializing in micro-technologies. Export-oriented industries and logistic companies will find a unique tri-national geographical location.
BaselArea.swiss, the official innovation and economic promotion agency for the Cantons Basel-Land, Basel-Stadt and Jura, offers personalized services to international companies interested in setting up operations in the region. Our team assists during the site selection process, diligently plans site visits, facilitates contacts to experts, industry partners and government authorities, and helps find suitable real estate - all with Swiss-made quality and free of cost.