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Investing in the Canton of Geneva

Geneva is a truly international business location hosting over 900 multinational companies (including 130 headquarters) and numerous international organizations.

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Geneva is a truly international business location hosting over 900 multinational companies (including 130 headquarters) and numerous international organizations. Ideally located in the heart of Europe, Geneva offers a world-class business environment with excellent infrastructures and a highly qualified workforce.

Geneva is a leading place in many sectors:

  • Banking and finance: Capital of private banking with 123 banks and 36,000 persons employed in the sector, Geneva ranks 13th in the Global Financial Centers Index (3rd place in Europe).
  • Commodity trading: With more than 500 international trading, shipping and certification companies employing over 8,000 persons, Geneva is the world's leading place for commodity trading.
  • Life sciences: Geneva benefits from a network of companies and research centers in the fields of biotech, medtech and pharma. It has the highest life sciences workforce in Europe relative to the active population.
  • Information and communication technologies: Birthplace of the World Wide Web, Geneva is an important ICT center with over 1,000 companies active in this field.
  • International organizations and NGOs: Geneva is the most active multilateral diplomatic center in the world, hosting a unique network of international organizations, NGOs and diplomatic missions.

Geneva is a member of the Greater Geneva Bern Area.

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