Why Others Are Here

Zurich is in popular demand

The chart below illustrates Zurich’s significance and attractiveness for businesses.

3 Minuten mit Alice Wheelwright und Matthias Sala

Two people with very different biographies and backgrounds tell us how they experience living and working in Zurich:

Alice Wheelwright, from the United States, works for Ecolab, an international company based in Glattbrugg-Zurich.

Snapshot Testimonial Alice Wheelwright

Matthias Sala, of Swiss origin, is the founder and CEO of an SME specialised in mobile games development.

Snapshot Testimonial Matthias Sala

Further statements from entrepreneurs

Roland Junck, CEO of Nyrstar

“It wasn’t just the fiscal advantages that prompted us to move the entire management to Switzerland. Zurich’s principal features are its compactness, the high quality of life and the good air connections to the rest of the world. More than 80 of the 100 geologists, lawyers, engineers and environmental specialists we employ were recruited locally. They originate from 26 different countries and 40% of them are women.”

Nyrstar is the world’s largest producer of zinc.

Bruno Oesch, CEO Neurotune

“Zurich offers the ideal environment in which to found high-tech companies. Among Zurich's many positive attributes figure: Technopark Zurich, the Biotech Center Schlieren, the availability of experienced technology transfer experts at the universities and the university students' interest in fledgling companies.”

Bruno Oesch is the founder of several life sciences companies.

Marc P. Bernegger, founder of a number of companies

“Zurich is the ideal location for an Internet start-up. It’s not just the cluster of ICT companies of all sizes, the universities and the investors that impress me; it’s also the non-bureaucratic approach of the authorities.”

George Quinn, CFO Swiss Re

“Zurich leads the world when it comes to integration of newcomers from all over the globe. This is because of its outstanding education system (by local and international standards), a healthy way of life offering plenty of opportunities for recreation in the countryside, and a safe environment that is all too rare these days. Zurich is unbeatable.”

David Walker, Head of Banking, Citibank Zurich

“Zurich is a preferred location for our staff who enjoy the high living standards, the terrific public transportation network, easy international travel as well as the proximity to the lake and mountains for outdoor activities.
Personally, after years of commuting in large cities I have chosen to live by the lake and greatly value the ability to start my day by walking to our city centre office.”