Company headquarters and international service centers

A business region

Some of the world’s largest banks and high-tech companies, most notably in the life sciences sector, as well as international distribution firms have selected the Greater Geneva Bern area (GGBa) as the location for their headquarters or other essential business operations.  These companies include well-known, international enterprises such as Cisco, Medtronic, Hewlett Packard, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Celgene, eBay, Pepsico and Eaton.

A favorable investment environment

Company leaders from a variety of industries consider the Greater Geneva Bern area to be responsive to the needs of their businesses due to:
  • a liberal economic climate and strong protection for intellectual property
  • an advantageous tax system and investment incentives offered by the member cantons of the GGBa
  • its excellent transportation and telecommunications networks
  • the support of both the cantonal and federal authorities
  • a local multilingual, qualified, productive and motivated talent pool

The international factor

The multilingual community of the Greater Geneva Bern area represents an excellent solution for international companies looking to establish project
management offices or customer service centers in Europe.  The region is particularly cosmopolitan and welcoming to foreigners.

A pleasant quality of life

The Greater Geneva Bern area offers an exceptional quality of life for company directors, managers and their families.  Western Switzerland’s receptiveness to the international community can be seen by the multitude of international schools, associations, clubs and other multicultural institutions that exist here.  The wide range of sports, cultural and leisure activities available contributes to making the region a very attractive place to work.

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