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Sector focus


Canton Schwyz pursues a sector-focused strategy. Thanks to the geographical concentration and close networking of similar companies, there exists a huge potential for the development and realisation of innovations. This has the effect of enhancing the long-term competitiveness of companies located in Canton Schwyz.

Thanks to the accelerated creation of clusters, companies have access to sector-specific know-how and proven technologies. All firms can then benefit from the canton’s superb infrastructure and international orientation.

Finance Cluster

The district of Höfe has long enjoyed national and international recognition as a location for high-profile financial service providers. The cluster is an innovative destination for providers of financial services and already comprises 150 specialist businesses employing around 2,500 staff. From the development of new financial products and software applications to the provision of customer-oriented services across all segments of the finance industry, Pfäffikon and its environs offer companies and clients everything you would expect from a professional finance cluster.

The Swiss Asset Management Day (SAMD) held annually in Canton Schwyz is Switzerland’s largest and most important finance congress. This high-calibre event regularly attracts some 500 finance executives from Switzerland and abroad.

LGT Capital Management AG 
Man Investments AG

More information on the finance cluster may be found in the Service Box.

Health Tech Cluster Switzerland

The Health Tech Cluster Switzerland (HTCS) is currently emerging along the motorway corridor between Küssnacht am Rigi and Brunnen in Canton Schwyz. In this development area, a highly effective network is being created that offers added value for cooperation, marketing and innovation activities in the field of health technologies. The cluster is bringing together and benefiting companies from the medical technology, healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences and molecular biology fields in a bid to increase added value.

Several hundred individuals are already working in this field in the inner part of the canton. In the medium term, plans exist for the creation of up to 1,000 new jobs in the region in the field of health technologies.

Gerresheimer Küssnacht AG
KKS Ultraschall AG

More information on the Health Tech Cluster Switzerland may be found in the Service Box.

International headquarters

Numerous international headquarters have been set up in Canton Schwyz. Thanks to its central location, excellent transport links, political stability, liberal economic environment and low tax rates, the canton represents an ideal setting for enterprises with international interests.

OC Oerlikon Management AG
Victorinox AG

Other sector focuses

Alongside the aforementioned focuses, other sectors also benefit from the geographical concentration of companies, such as in the fields of precision technology, ICT, clean technology and wood technology.

Estée Lauder AG 
Mecana Umwelttechnik GmbH