More well-educated and well-trained people live in the Canton of Glarus than elsewhere. On the one hand, this is because the colleges and universities in Zurich and St. Gallen, as well as various universities of applied sciences, are all close at hand; and on the other, because the Glarnerland (as our region is known) offers an exceptionally high quality of life and leisure as a counterbalance to intensive work. This is why companies find highly motivated and excellently qualified employees here – and thanks to the proverbial Glarus work ethic, labour productivity here is very high. Also, salaries and incidental wage costs are as much as 10% less than in the nearby centres. The bottom line: all of these factors lead to enormously increased profitability.
This environment attracts exceptionally innovative and dynamic companies. In turn, this benefits the people who live here because they can find exciting and interesting challenges virtually on their doorstep, and they only need to travel a few kilometers to work. And that, too, is part of a high quality of life.