The conditions are ideal: Switzerland claimed first place by a wide margin in the European country rankings for location factors. It achieved top marks in the categories of financing, political environment, regulation, and physical infrastructure. In second place is Germany, which fared much worse Aside from Germany, the conditions were also declared worse for entrepreneurs in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and in Great Britain. All trailing behind Switzerland.
The number of new companies confirms this positive image: thousands of companies are entered into the commercial register every year of which over a third constitute foreign investors. If all requirements are met, a company can be formed within two to three weeks. For an additional fee, an express procedure enables a company to enter the commercial register within about five days.