DEV: your preferred partner

Development economic - State of Vaud (DEV) plays a key role for foreign people and companies. It acts as a support for them to become established in the broadest sense.

Its service is free of charge.

Its role is to guide entrepreneurs in their contacts with the administration, putting at their disposal its experience, its know-how and its knowledge of the area and its economic fabric.

DEV support companies wanting to become established in the canton:

  • by providing information and advice on all the problems that the entrepreneurs might encounter when establishing their company in the canton,
  • by giving its assistance to entrepreneurs drawing up a business plan for their enterprise,
  • by helping the backer make choices regarding the most appropriate legal form when setting up the company,
  • by providing answers to questions regarding tax breaks, guarantees and coverage for interest payable on bank loans,
  • by guiding companies in their dealings with the public administration in all aspects of residence and work permits or obtaining public financial assistance,
  • by helping entrepreneurs quickly find premises, buildings, land or apartments at the best market terms and conditions, and
  • by making available its large network of skills and contacts in the political, administrative, and banking realms, that it has set up around the world during the course of many years it has spent promoting the canton's economy.

Furthermore, the information and advice provided by DEV can also touch upon more personal issues, like finding accommodation or a school for the children, or discovering the many cultural and sporting opportunities provided by the canton. 


Development economic - State of Vaud (DEV)
Avenue de Gratta-Paille 2
Case postale 19
1000 Lausanne 22

Tel : ++41 21 644 00 60
Fax : ++41 21 644 00 79
E-mail : dev(at)