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Infrastructure in Canton Schwyz

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Located in the heart of Switzerland and at the gates of the economic metropolis of Zurich, Canton Schwyz has become a sought-after and successful business and residential destination. The cantonal government’s strategy paper «Wirtschaft und Wohnen im Kanton Schwyz» (Business and Residential Policy for Canton Schwyz) sets out its vision for further high-quality economic and residential growth (see Service Box). 

Access

Thanks to the canton’s central location, the business centres of Zurich (including its airport), Zug and Lucerne are just 35 to 60 minutes away by road or rail. Optimal mobility is ensured by an excellent network of motorways and reliable rail and bus services.

Outlying settlements are connected with the region’s railway stations by an efficient bus network. From there, half-hourly train services connect with the larger urban centres inside and outside the canton. The districts of Höfe and March on Lake Zurich and Einsiedeln are on Zurich’s S-Bahn suburban railway network.

Canton Schwyz also has an airfield in Wangen.   

More information may be found in the Service Box.

Real estate

Canton Schwyz has numerous commercial, industrial and office premises for sale or rent.
EU/EFTA nationals who are lawfully and effectively resident in Switzerland, and non-EU/EFTA nationals holding valid category C residency permits and effectively resident in Switzerland, may acquire property without restriction – this also applies to residential property.

Land intended for a commercial purpose can be acquired by private individuals as well as by legal entities. Prior permission is not required, even if it is held purely as a capital investment. Excluded from this rule is the creation or trading in and letting of residential space that does not form part of a hotel or apartment hotel.

If you wish to commence your commercial activities in Switzerland with immediate effect, or if you are unsure of your future needs in terms of premises, a business centre would be a good place to start. These are facilities offering office space with the requisite infrastructure and additional services. Professionally run seminar and conferencing venues are also ideal for certain events. Canton Schwyz has a good selection of such venues.   

More information may be found in the Service Box.

Deciding on the location

Identifying the right location for your business venture is a complex process involving a series of evaluations. The best way of going about things is to involve Canton Schwyz’s Business Promotion Office. We know the region and can show you the opportunities and potential it brings.