So what makes the economic environment in Switzerland so attractive?

We’ll let those who have chosen to move here answer for us:

  • Very attractive quality of life (72%)
  • Stable and transparent political, legal and administrative environment (attractive: 98%, of which 70% very attractive)
  • Stable social environment (attractive: 100%, of which 65% very attractive)
  • Flexible labour laws (attractive: 91%, of which 56% very attractive)
  • Low tax rates and fiscal incentives (attractive: 96%, of which 57% very attractive)
  • Quality and availability of schools (attractive: 89%, of which 26% very attractive)
  • Good tax framework for expatriates (attractive: 85%, of which 26% very attractive)
  • Skills of the local workforce (attractive: 93%, of which 35% very attractive)
  • Labour market and workforce availability (attractive: 70%, of which 13% very attractive)
  • Transport and logistics infrastructure (attractive: 81%, of which 26% very attractive)
  • Telecommunications infrastructure (attractive: 83%, of which 33% very attractive)
  • Culture and languages (attractive: 74%, of which 26% very attractive)
  • Quality and availability of R&D (attractive: 61%, of which 20% very attractive)
  • Specialist expertise in specific industries (attractive 70%, of which 33% very attractive)

Source: Ernst & Young, Swiss attractiveness survey 2006. Based on the responses of fifty or so top foreign managers interviewed about their personal experience of Switzerland.

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