The Canton of Aargau is one of the strongest economic regions in Switzerland and is therefore the perfect environment for innovative and research-oriented companies. With 40,000 businesses and over 300,000 employees, it offers the best conditions for economic success and a high standard of living.
Companies and their employees settled in the Canton of Aargau benefit from a high standards of living, that includes a rich public transport infrastructure, efficient network of real estate, attractive taxation and reliable political stability. Together with the cultural and educational centers, it makes the Canton of Aargau an amazing place to live and to work.
Aargau is in a unique location with excellent transport connections offering the following advantages:
- A central location between the international airports in Zurich and Basel, both of which can be reached within an hour.
- Easy access by car via main north-south and east-west traffic routes, which intersect in the Canton of Aargau.
- A dense transport network (roads and public transport) with links to European traffic routes and short travel distance to Germany.
Companies benefit from short distances to both customers and partners as well as direct access to international transport routes.
For years, the Canton of Aargau has enjoyed political stability, high levels of safety, and crime rates that are close to zero. Aargau’s authorities work in close cooperation with companies and residents, thus ensuring social and economic stability – the basis for the region’s sustainable development.
Aargau’s economy is characterized by an above-average proportion of high-tech companies ranging from internationally aligned industrial corporations to highly specialized SMEs. This, together with its location, the commitment of a strong government to supporting economic success, and an unemployment rate below the national average, makes Aargau’s job market one of the most promising in the country.
Here, 40,000 companies employ around 300,000 employees in six industries: energy and electrical engineering, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, plastics, mechanical engineering and the metal industry, and information and communication technology.
The percentage of workers in Aargau active in research and development is twice as high as in the rest of Switzerland.
The Canton of Aargau has an attractive tax policy. It offers not only lower levels of business tax compared to the Swiss average, but also a number of tax deductions for businesses and individuals, special privileged taxation for certain legal forms, and family-friendly income tax. In addition to low taxes, the Canton of Aargau has reliable, solution-oriented authorities.